Craftsman Mantle

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Project by Alex posted 03-13-2010 12:40 AM 4358 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok so this project was finished maybe a month ago, yes it’s another school project. I forgot the exact measurements but overall if i remember correctly it’s 7’ long and the front of the pillasters are roughly 3” off the “wall”. All basswood (paint grade) and we did mortise all the joints but the tenons are only 1” deep, so the little pyramids are for show. Every set back (when you move from stiles to rails) is ~1/16” to give the depth perception, and gives more deapth to the pillasters. All the edges were rounded by hand with snad papaer on blocks. We got in the mid to high 90%’s (forgot the exact mark) 4 people worked on it including myself. It is based on a magazine article but it was made on a plywood box, we actualy made all the joints.


Ps A budy of mine kept the mantle, I kept the plans ;)

-- - Alex. Ontario, Canada

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#1 posted 03-13-2010 01:09 AM

Hey Alex,
Nice design and attention to detail….good job.

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#2 posted 03-13-2010 03:54 AM

Great Lookin Mantle

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#3 posted 03-13-2010 04:12 AM

Great job, Alex!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#4 posted 03-13-2010 04:17 AM

That’s one fine looking fireplace surround

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 03-13-2010 07:20 AM

Thanks guys! I wish it would’ve been made from hardwood instead. but thats all we had. My buddy ended up keeping it, so i have visitation rights ;)

-- - Alex. Ontario, Canada

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#6 posted 03-15-2010 05:16 PM

Nice work. Great attention to detail.

-- Tim, Nevada MO

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#7 posted 03-16-2010 04:43 AM

nice job amigo!

-- Ron Sanchez

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#8 posted 03-16-2010 06:33 PM

Great job!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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