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Oak Beam Mantel

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Project by PoohBaah posted 08-20-2017 10:48 AM 529 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For our new house I wanted to add a little bit of a personal touch. I found an old oak beam in one of the lofts of a barn on my wife’s family farm and decided that it would make the perfect accent to the fireplace I was installing. After power washing and removing all the dirt, dust and grime of an unknown amount of years, I was able to hollow out the backside of the beam to make room for the mounting system. I hollowed it out by cutting groves with my circular saw then coming back with a chisel to remove waste. As you can see in the second picture I finally flushed it up with a plane.

I lag bolted a double 2×4 frame to the wall then attached the mantel to the 2×4’s with 3” wood screws that are now hidden under the mortar. All in all this project came out great and it is the focal point in our house. Laying the rock was a difficult task and it was the longest 3 day weekend of my life. I now have a 60” TV mounted above the mantel on the wall.

Thanks for looking, Poohbaah.





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#1 posted 08-20-2017 12:44 PM

Nice job!

Looks like you figured out an efficient way to remove a lot of material :)

Dale

-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/

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#2 posted 08-21-2017 05:08 PM

Looks great! I’m in the process of re-doing my fireplace with river rock and stone. How difficult was it to get the rok to adhere to the scratch coat?

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#3 posted 08-21-2017 10:55 PM

Very nicely done. I am also curious about those nifty looking sawhorse / stands you have.

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#4 posted 08-21-2017 11:00 PM

nice house Pooh :<))

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

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#5 posted 08-21-2017 11:41 PM



Very nicely done. I am also curious about those nifty looking sawhorse / stands you have.

- NaFianna

The saw horse were easy to make and are awesome. They were a shopsmith plan and here is the link to the plans. I love them. http://www.woodsmithshop.com/media/pdf/404/stackingsawhorses.pdf


Looks great! I m in the process of re-doing my fireplace with river rock and stone. How difficult was it to get the rok to adhere to the scratch coat?

- daves1

Just make sure the coat on the back of the rock is really tacky. My friend the mason gave me the secret to the corners which was don’t be afraid to use a couple screws to help them hold until they are held fast to ge wall. I had screws all up and down the corners then just took them out before I tuck pointed between the rocks.

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