Reclaimed Mantel

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Project by deeman posted 12-22-2011 10:48 PM 1351 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

About two years ago a friend asked if I wanted a big chunk of cedar. I looked at it and thought I could re saw it and make a small project out of it. Last September my oldest son bought a house with a fireplace. They wanted a mantel to hang Christmas stockings from so the old painted mantel got a new life. After a lot of planing sanding and routing. I made the brackets out of a fir 4×4.

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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#1 posted 12-23-2011 01:17 AM


That is good looking. How is it attached to the bricks?

Have they used the fireplace with the mantel in place? I ask because we had a similar fireplace insert in a former house. We had to use a heat shield that went behind the frame, where the gold trim is. It was a simple angled piece of metal that did a great job of keeping the mantel cooler. However, I think that ours was closer to the top of the insert than this one is.

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#2 posted 12-23-2011 03:32 AM

well done Bud!

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#3 posted 12-23-2011 04:36 AM

Wow that’s a great mantel.

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#4 posted 12-23-2011 04:50 AM

We used a mounting device made by Hang Man. It was made to hold a mirror,It was rated for 75 pounds so we used 2 just to be sure.its kind of like the french cleat idea. my son who is an electrician used some masonry mounting screws I have never seen before. we had to rout 2 pockets in the back of the mantel

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#5 posted 12-23-2011 04:21 PM

Sweet looking mantel.

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