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Project by danielV85 posted 10-01-2012 03:46 AM 1722 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I love being able to use reclaimed wood anytime possible. I made these mantels from a reclaimed beam from an 1800s house. At this point, I had no power jointer or planer, so i had to use all hand planes to flatten out the back of the mantels. The finish was several coats of lacquer. I think the wood is pine…Any thoughts?

For a full description on how I mounted these to the wall, check out my blog HERE

-- DanielV85





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nuttree

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#1 posted 10-01-2012 02:05 PM

OLd tight-grained pine is a wonderful material and it looks like you made nice use of it. I like that you didnt let electricity get in the way of a job well done.

-- I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. -John Muir

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#2 posted 10-01-2012 09:35 PM

beautiful shelfs great job on using the reclaimed beam.welcome to lumberjocks.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 10-02-2012 12:18 AM

Thanks guys! I picked the wood up for $30 too…can’t beat that!

-- DanielV85

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#4 posted 10-05-2012 07:40 PM

Love it Daniel!

I’m very new to wood working and have only made a few projects. I made a floating bookshelf as well but it wasn’t one solid piece of wood and was very easy to mount to the wall. How did you mount this to the wall being one solid beam? I love the look!

Thanks!

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#5 posted 10-05-2012 11:38 PM

JHerman…Thanks for the comments! I’m pretty new to woodworking too…so if I can do it, you can too :) As far as mounting the shelf to the wall – I wrote an entire blog entry on the actual step by step of mounting them to the wall. Click HERE to see that…it’s really really simple.

-- DanielV85

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#6 posted 10-06-2012 09:20 PM

Thanks Daniel! You’re right, very simple! Now I just need to find a beam! :)

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