|Project by madts||posted 11-30-2012 08:06 PM||1197 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
This has been a 5 year project. My dear wife stomps her foot and wants a mantelpiece before Christmas. As you can see all I had to work with was brick veneer and 2 holes that was once a wooden bricks. The old mantelpiece was nailed to these two bricks. It fell down when one of my kids had a party, when somebody put a large firecracker in the fire place. Or so the story goes.
So I came up with the idea of the expandable blocks seen in pic 3 and 4. After that it was easy. Built the frame with two torsion boxes with the long front. On top of that a 9” oak board with rounded corners.
The first picture shows the nearly finished product before plugs, stain and finish. All in all a fun project once the ideas were in hand.
Comments are welcome.
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