|Project by Tom Adamski||posted 03-05-2008 01:50 AM||2191 views||2 times favorited||13 comments|
Hello all. I just spent the last day (ok, two if you consider design time) making a mantle. A friend who owns a fireplace store needed a custom mantel for a job right away. It is 60 inches tall, 82 inches wide and 10 inches deep at the top. It is in unfinished cherry, both timber and B2 plywood. The main body is a plywood structure with the mantel (top) fastened with pocket screws and the pilasters (legs) being mitered and splined.
Half the mouldings are out of the bin from OWL Hardwood, including the crown with rope trim. The fluted trim was custom, using my Woodpecker Quicklift, Incra router fence & a Freud 1/2 round nose bit. This is my 3rd mantel to date and it was a lot of fun to experiment with all the different mouldings that are available. Construction costs approx. $250
The customer will have it finished after installation. I’ll update with pictures when I get them.
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