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Knotty Alder custom mantel

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Project by cedarcanoeman posted 04-10-2010 05:09 PM 3164 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another commision piece, made of knotty alder. the customer wanted something to match their cabinets also made in knotty alder. They wanted it to look old and beat up so I took a gringer and rounded every corner unevenly even the crown mould. Then came the hammer ,nails, bolts, hatchet and chain and then 220 sandpaper to smooth it to a soft touch. The mantel box is constucted out of 8/4 alder custom crown and hand carved corbels in mahogany from Hondoras, the customer had those from a recent mission trip and wanted those added. Before I left their home they were decorating it and calling friends over to take a look.

-- Lance, southwest Missouri, cmkld@yahoo.com





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bigjerpare

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#1 posted 04-10-2010 06:31 PM

nice job, intresting techniques described, any video of using the chain? hahah

-- Jeremy D Pare, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

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ronstar

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#2 posted 04-11-2010 12:19 PM

Looks great! Can you describe what kind of finish you put on it?

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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