Padauk Mantel

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Project by ed220 posted 01-08-2012 08:42 PM 1136 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Made this mantel recently and was pleased in how it came out. Nothing ornate,just like the color of padauk and thought it would age well in color over time. Got ambitious and decided to tile the fire place over the brick that we were tired of looking at. Let me know what you all think. Criticism accepted. Lol

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#1 posted 01-08-2012 08:57 PM

Yes, that is beautiful wood, simple and elegant mantel.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#2 posted 01-08-2012 09:08 PM

Looks great, I would be interested in seeing it a year from now to see how it darkens.

-- Jen ~ Happiness is being covered in sawdust.

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#3 posted 01-08-2012 09:08 PM

I’ve got a criticism…It’s to darn nice why can’t I have it in my house. :)) You really did a nice job .

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 01-08-2012 09:37 PM

Very nice. I like the tiles too!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#5 posted 01-10-2012 12:25 AM

Oh my good god, I LOVE Padauk. I’m certain you will love that mantel even decades from now. I need to post pictures of the padauk wedding box I made for my wife, it’s her favorite wood.

-- Laywer by day, Carpenter by later in the day.

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#6 posted 01-10-2012 12:41 AM

Very elegant, clean lines. Looks great!
I’ve had good luck with Padauk keeping its color. I’ve seen some other people’s projects get really dark over time.
I suspect it has something to do with how well it is sealed and the oxidation of the wood over time.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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