Craftsman Mantle

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Project by Alex posted 1496 days ago 2677 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 1496 days ago

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

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#2 posted 1496 days ago

Great Lookin Mantle

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#3 posted 1496 days ago

Great job, Alex!

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

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#4 posted 1496 days ago

That’s one fine looking fireplace surround

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 1496 days ago

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 1494 days ago

Nice work. Great attention to detail.

-- Tim, Nevada MO

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#7 posted 1493 days ago

nice job amigo!

-- Ron Sanchez

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#8 posted 1493 days ago

Great job!

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

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