Fireplace Mantel Shelf

  • Advertise with us
Project by novowood posted 02-02-2011 03:07 PM 3588 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Two-sided fireplace needed at least two long mantels. Built a wrap-around mantel shelf. Main wood is alder with African Padauk inlay and walnut plugs and appliques. Shop-made corbels and Finger joint construction.

-- Odus

11 comments so far

View 489tad's profile


2813 posts in 2055 days

#1 posted 02-02-2011 03:23 PM

Very nice job. I like the detail.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

View Tyler's profile


174 posts in 1737 days

#2 posted 02-02-2011 03:47 PM

looks great and great craftsmanship

View workerinwood's profile


2716 posts in 2111 days

#3 posted 02-02-2011 04:52 PM


-- Jack, Albuquerque

View Jonathan's profile


2608 posts in 2094 days

#4 posted 02-02-2011 05:12 PM

A lot of small details that really elevate this above a normal mantel.

I like the craftsman details… this is very sharp!

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

View toolferone's profile


55 posts in 1869 days

#5 posted 02-02-2011 07:09 PM

Wow! really nice piece. Very custom.

-- Tom,

View Ken90712's profile


15847 posts in 2232 days

#6 posted 02-02-2011 07:15 PM

Wow, what a mantle. Would love to see a pic looking down as well. Looks like you have some G & G in this. Great wood choice tghis is really nice! Well done.

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

View Beginningwoodworker's profile


13347 posts in 2716 days

#7 posted 02-02-2011 07:17 PM

Nice looking mantel.

View woodman1962's profile


150 posts in 1732 days

#8 posted 02-03-2011 12:18 AM

That is the best looking mantle i have ever seen.I like everything about it .You said that you are fairly new to woodworking.I think you learn real fast and you take a lot of pride in your work.Thanks for the pictures


View Luke's profile


288 posts in 1730 days

#9 posted 02-03-2011 03:39 AM

Wow that is awesome, great detail.

View pintodeluxe's profile


4105 posts in 1857 days

#10 posted 11-27-2012 05:43 PM

Exquisite! An absolute showroom feature. The Greene and Greene details make all the difference.

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

View MarkTheFiddler's profile


2004 posts in 1232 days

#11 posted 11-27-2012 05:49 PM


-- Thanks for all the lessons!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics