Fireplace Mantel

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Project by MartenDesigns posted 09-05-2010 12:04 AM 2346 views 8 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is probably my best work so far. I built this fireplace mantel out of African mohagany and finished it with General Finish’s java gel stain and clear laquer and furniture wax finish for the mantel top. I first built a subframe for the columns and attached the finished panels to the subframe. It was then just a matter of trimming it out with various pieces of trim and crown molding all of which I also made from stock material using my router table and table saw to cope the crown molding.

-- Chris

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#1 posted 09-05-2010 12:49 AM

Your right its some fine work. I like the color and the miters are spot on! welcome to Lumberjocks the greatest sit ever! Look fwd to more in the future.

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

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#2 posted 09-05-2010 02:43 AM

Nice job on that. I love the look of mahogany…

-- Jim, Nebraska

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#3 posted 09-05-2010 03:54 AM

Outstanding! I love the design and the color.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 09-05-2010 04:16 AM

Beautiful job. Your finishing job is perfect.

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#5 posted 09-05-2010 05:03 AM

Hey Chris,
Sweet design and finish…well done.

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#6 posted 09-05-2010 06:28 AM

Beautiful mantel. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 09-05-2010 07:24 AM

Thank you all for the kind comments. I hope it inspires one of you to build a mantel for yourself or someone else someday. It’s was a lot of fun.

-- Chris

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#8 posted 09-05-2010 10:52 AM

Beautiful work, I love the color and design, all round appearance is in harmony.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#9 posted 09-06-2010 03:01 AM

Nice job. Very elegant.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#10 posted 09-06-2010 03:46 AM

Very nice work. It has great lines and proportions. Beautiful wood and finish.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#11 posted 09-06-2010 06:28 AM

Really nice work and design. Bravo.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#12 posted 09-07-2010 04:53 AM

Beautiful piece of work.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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