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Project by mdzehr posted 06-26-2017 02:43 AM 1996 views 4 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our living room TV wall looked kind of boring with the TV hanging on the blank wall. I originally had designed this TV Wall unit with the big box beam on top like a header, but TLOML suggested turning it upside down like a mantel and it looked so much better. All the faux beams are hollow with biscuit joints on the miter joints. All the cracks are handmade with an awl, insect holes made with nails in a board. This time around the distressing was much less stressing and was a fun build.

Here’s a shot of the corner assembly with the biscuits.

-- Mike, Lancaster PA





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majuvla

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#1 posted 06-26-2017 05:13 AM

Rustic and modern combination looks very good.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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mdzehr

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#2 posted 06-26-2017 06:08 AM

Thanks for your input, Ivan! It was a fun project.


Rustic and modern combination looks very good.

- majuvla


-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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GR8HUNTER

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#3 posted 06-26-2017 02:26 PM

I’m loving this idea ….distressing looks well thought out …..GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Mainiac Matt

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#4 posted 06-26-2017 02:36 PM

I know a guy who makes good $ retrofitting McMansions with Faux posts and beams in a similar manner… he calls it “Trimber-frame”

-- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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mdzehr

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#5 posted 06-26-2017 03:00 PM

Thanks Tony!


I m loving this idea ….distressing looks well thought out …..GREAT JOB :<))

- GR8HUNTER


-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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mdzehr

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#6 posted 06-26-2017 03:07 PM

Thanks Matt! I picked up some of my ideas from Jeremy Schrock in the Greenville SC area who specializes in faux beams and have learned a lot from him. @SCHROCKSCUSTOM On IG.


I know a guy who makes good $ retrofitting McMansions with Faux posts and beams in a similar manner… he calls it “Trimber-frame”

- Mainiac Matt

-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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#7 posted 06-26-2017 04:39 PM

This is beautiful work. You did a fine job on all of this. This work looks so real.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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mdzehr

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#8 posted 06-26-2017 04:42 PM

Thanks Charles! And to think they were all brand new 1×6 pine boards when I started.


This is beautiful work. You did a fine job on all of this. This work looks so real.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck


-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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#9 posted 06-27-2017 08:13 AM

Great work on this, looks awesome. Should be proud of this. A++++++++++++++++++++++++++ on the aging.

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

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mdzehr

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#10 posted 06-27-2017 08:36 AM

Thanks Ken! My goal was something of a worn leather look and feel. Rustic looking and smooth to the touch so that it would be easy to clean. Wood is sensual and I want my work to invite the viewer to want to reach out and feel the texture.

I appreciate your feedback!


Great work on this, looks awesome. Should be proud of this. A++++++++++++++++++++++++++ on the aging.

- Ken90712


-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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#11 posted 07-01-2017 07:19 PM

Really nice work.

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mdzehr

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#12 posted 07-01-2017 08:57 PM

Thanks Dannmarks. One of my best friends name is Dan Mark!


Really nice work.

- dannmarks


-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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#13 posted 04-11-2018 06:05 PM

WOW this is awesome, I love it

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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mdzehr

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#14 posted 04-12-2018 01:42 AM

Thanks Doug. You need to check out Jeremy Schrock‘s website where he does fantastic faux beam work. https://www.schrockscustomwoodworking.com/the-story


WOW this is awesome, I love it

- mcoyfrog

-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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#15 posted 04-17-2018 02:34 PM

Thats for sure, beautiful work. I did a fire place mantel kind of like this but no where near as good.

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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