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Project by adam77 posted 01-30-2011 08:05 PM 1385 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this surround out of cherry and zebra wood. I made everthing exept the crown moulding. I resawed inch and quarter zebra wood on my bandsaw and book matched it. After planing it flat its about 3\8s thick. The fireplace is outlined with granite which i purchased from a local granite yard. I finished the whole piece with forbys tung oil, and every 6 months i wipe on a new coat.

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#1 posted 01-30-2011 08:56 PM

Very nice.
Would you do a close up of the clock sitting on the mantel?
Outstanding work.

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#2 posted 01-30-2011 11:23 PM

That is a very nice mantel piece!

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#3 posted 01-31-2011 12:43 AM

Very sharp mantel and surround!

Did the zebrawood darken up that much from the tung oil, or is it the lighting? There’s not quite as much contrast there as I would’ve thought?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#4 posted 01-31-2011 01:11 AM

The pics are taken with my phone so they are not very good.

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#5 posted 01-31-2011 07:29 AM


Your mantle is beautiful—unique and interesting. Thanks for sharing.


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