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Project by Popintraining posted 2411 days ago 3028 views 2 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I’m finally getting around to posting some photos on this big ugly mantel we’ve been fooling around with for a while. The mantel like everything else is built out of oak and highlighted with plaster carvings that will be faux painted to match the dark brown stain that will cover all the rest of the woodworking. I guess the only important factor is the homeowner loves it. This is a good thing, because he’s got it!
Here are some links from other projects on this same house

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/4220

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/3831

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/4222

For more on some of our projects, you can visit us at Pops

-- Illegitimis nil carborundum - Don't let the bastards grind you down http://georgiacustom.com





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GaryK

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#1 posted 2411 days ago

I think it looks great! Don’t know what is so ugly about it. Just looks medieval. That’s why I like it.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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threetee

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#2 posted 2411 days ago

Money can’t buy taste.

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Kane

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#3 posted 2411 days ago

I must have no taste because I like it lol :D

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rikkor

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#4 posted 2411 days ago

Well, the workmanship certainly looks very good.

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Thos. Angle

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#5 posted 2411 days ago

I think Gary’s right; medieval. Well, done

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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MsDebbieP

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#6 posted 2411 days ago

it goes beautifully with the rest of the space. I like it, too.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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gizmodyne

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#7 posted 2411 days ago

Holy cow.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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Popintraining

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#8 posted 2411 days ago

I know, it’s probably not that ugly to some. I think it’s the plaster moldings that add a little too much for me. I tried to talk him into going with our custom wood moldings we make, but he wouldn’t here of it. Maybe I’ll like it a little better when it’s finished

-- Illegitimis nil carborundum - Don't let the bastards grind you down http://georgiacustom.com

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rpmurphy509

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#9 posted 2411 days ago

I like it as well.
Looks modern gothic to me.
Would love to live in that castle!

-- Still learning everything

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Charles Maxwell

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#10 posted 2411 days ago

Pop,

Your finished project is superb! I can’t blame you for being a bit concerned about the owner’s choice to place plaster carving insets into the panels above the mantel. And, to make the matter a little less digestible, he wants to stain them! Personal foul, late hit – 15 yards! Maybe you could convince the owner to consider replacing the plaster carvings with commissioned wood carvings at some later date. Funds don’t appear to be an issue for this owner.

In any case, the design and craftsmanship are simply outstanding. About what I would expect coming from your shop. Well done. Max

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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Windsorboy

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#11 posted 2411 days ago

I too can understand your reservations about building something so “grand” but I think it’s pretty dang impressive. As they say, “Ugly is in the eye of the beholder.”

-- Steve, Manhattan KS

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Bob #2

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#12 posted 2411 days ago

Excellent work. Too bad you have to waste your talent on the Beverly Hill billies.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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wildbill903

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#13 posted 2411 days ago

Wow, the three eyed monster!! Money can’t buy taste, indded, but I hope it bought your time on that and then some.

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RobH

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#14 posted 2411 days ago

I agree it goes with the rest of the house pretty well. Is it my taste, definitely NOT. As my father always says,

“Beauty is skin deep, but ugly goes plum to the bone.”

Great work on your part. That looks like something that would have gone through several painful revisions before the final product came out. I hope the homeowner was easy to work with.

Great job, keep up the good work.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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Dadoo

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#15 posted 2410 days ago

I dunno bro, but this house is sooo busy with details I really don’t think anyone will notice there are mouldings on the mantel, let alone they’re made of plaster!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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