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Project by kjwoodworking posted 2456 days ago 1360 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my first attempt at building a mantle. The house had 9’ ceilings and an old pine mantle that was only about 4’ tall. I covered the brick with ceramic tile and built the bottom section from the hearth to the mantle first then installed the top section that goes from the mantle to the ceiling. It’s made of oak plywood and moldings are all solid oak, made in shop.

-- Kirk H. --

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#1 posted 2456 days ago

All it needs now is a warm toasty fire. The crown came out very well. If I had a fire place, I’d build one like this.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#2 posted 2456 days ago

Very grand. Unusual stain coloring, may I ask what it is?

-- Still learning everything

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#3 posted 2456 days ago

nice looking mantle kirk

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#4 posted 2456 days ago

Thanks all.

rpmurphy509 the stain is red mahogany with a satin coat of lacquer sprayed on. The color came out much darker in the pics.

I knew a guy that stained everything he built special walnut and I would give him a hard time because I was a natural freak. The last I saw him he was a natural freak and now I’m a red mahogany addict. It seams when I show someone the stain on some wood they want there project stained with it too!

-- Kirk H. --

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#5 posted 2456 days ago

Lookin’ good

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 2456 days ago

Great design. Thanks for showing it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#7 posted 2455 days ago

Nice mantle – I would have preferred it a lighter color – but that is one of the reasons that they have so many different colors – so we can pick one we like.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#8 posted 2455 days ago

Looks good.

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#9 posted 2455 days ago

Thats some mantle Kirk

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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