Cherry Fireplace Mantel

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Project by Ralphk posted 08-21-2011 03:28 PM 2585 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cherry fireplace mantel that my wife and I just finished. We have a good amount of remodeling experience but not too much in the area of finished woodworking. The mantel is made of cherry, stained with General Finishes Vintage Cherry, Garnett Shellac and multiple coats of satin Lacquer. It was a great project to try out some new router bits and our Apollo HVLP spray gun. We enjoyed taking the rough lumber, milling it and turning it into a finished product. We also did the tilework and flooring. It’s been a long haul remodeling the entire house. Thanks.

-- - Ralph, Great Falls, Virginia

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#1 posted 08-22-2011 01:18 PM

Well done! It is very sedate as the surroundings dictate. Keep up the good work.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#2 posted 08-22-2011 01:18 PM

Thats a beautiful mantel.

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#3 posted 08-22-2011 05:18 PM

That’s a nice job on that mantle, Ralph.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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