Simple Fireplace Mantle

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Project by schroeder posted 1390 days ago 2598 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wif and I are building a new house (hence the absence from LumberJocks) and needed a simple mantle to fit our simple lifestyle. This is what I came up with – Black Walnut with Mountain Mahogany accents. Bread boards on both end and the center one makes up for the lack of long enough boards (many thanks to Cronk for the walnut and the help!) Finished with Poly sealer, Poly and wax.


-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#1 posted 1390 days ago

If that’s a simple mantle, I’d hate to see you define complex. it’s gorgeous!

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#2 posted 1390 days ago


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#3 posted 1389 days ago

Hi Schroeder;

Beautiful job! That’s some pretty wood!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 1389 days ago


Beautiful, too bad your walnut slabs aren’t bookmatched on the edge by the center breadboard. Picture 4.

Just kidding. But it would have been cool.

-- 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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#5 posted 1389 days ago

Simple? More like elegantly understated…

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#6 posted 1389 days ago

Looking real good! We did our fire place as well. Alot of work but worth it I’m sure you’ll enjoy this for yrs.

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

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#7 posted 1389 days ago

Dashing looks. Really sets it off.

-- 3rd generation craftsman ~

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#8 posted 639 days ago

This came out so sharp looking. The contrast between the stone and dark walnut is stunning. I love the button details, and those breadboards too.
Put some steaks on because this project is WELL DONE!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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