Corner Mantle

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Project by doorslammer posted 03-01-2010 04:38 AM 1433 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s another mantle I did for my sister in law. Mostly MDF and some paint grade solids. I’m so sick of working with MDF. Every time I work with this stuff I have to dedicate at least a half day in the shop for clean up. Anyway, the real challenge here was having to cut everything on a 45 degree miter to go into the corner. Other than that it was pretty straight forward and installed with relative ease. Thankfully I made a little money off this one which always helps when you can get a little extra $ for some new toys.

-- Aaron in TN -

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#1 posted 03-01-2010 05:55 AM

Nice work!

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#2 posted 03-01-2010 06:06 AM

That is nice mantel. You meant the moldings is also from MDF?

I like to use MDF only when there is not much cutting/routing. Good thing is, its damned flat. The dust is just like milled black pepper to me. I will easily get sneezing and a little breathing difficulty. When I let it settle down on the floor for too long, moistured and dried then it sticked. Cannot use broom to sweep.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 03-01-2010 03:47 PM

Nice work, looks like its been there for 50 years.

Is the fireplace vented or non vented? Also, did you use a special paint on this?

-- The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.

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