Pam's final mantel

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Project by travishammerthumb posted 1561 days ago 2324 views 13 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a mantel constructed of cherry hardwood and cherry veneer 3/4” plywood…finished natural 4coats lacquer. I incorporated a Bose surround sound speaker system and mounted a 60” flat screen on a swing arm hanger…

-- Travishammerthumb, Vancouver WA

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#1 posted 1561 days ago

Very impressive and welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#3 posted 1560 days ago

Very impressive mantel! Looks REALLY good!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#4 posted 1560 days ago

Welcome to lumberjocks. You passed the entrance exam if we ever had one….At the risk of sounding like a parrot….very impressive! Rand

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#5 posted 1560 days ago

This is very nice!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 1560 days ago

Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 1560 days ago

Nice fireplace surround and over mantel

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 1560 days ago


-- if you dont have it, build it, especially when its a stupid idea

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#9 posted 1560 days ago

Nice looking mantel.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#10 posted 1560 days ago

Beautiful focal point of the room. Excellent.
Thanks for posting.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#11 posted 1560 days ago

Very cool, and welcome.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#12 posted 1560 days ago

Thanks to all of you for your wonderful comments, it’s words like that which keep me inspired to always strive for uniqueness in my works. As a general rule, when I do a complete homes’ trim package I save the design of the focal items such as mantels and stair railing systems till the end as in most cases the inspiration for those items will come to me from the feelings that the house gives off and/or the personalities of the client. Note: I found a repeating heart pattern in the grain of one sheet of cherry plywood that I saved aside and used it in the tops of the mantel side legs as I knew that Pam liked hearts…

-- Travishammerthumb, Vancouver WA

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#13 posted 1553 days ago

wow, that is an impressive mantel… great work…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#14 posted 537 days ago

great job

-- Dave, from Canada,

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#15 posted 482 days ago

very nice project

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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