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Project by wca1 posted 12-06-2012 03:10 AM 2158 views 24 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this mantel for some fine folks that were doing some remodeling. The homeowners were pretty frustrated with how there project was going untill I showed up with this. And yes, they were tickled also! I got another one of these I am currently working on that will feature antique heart pine.

-- If you don't mess something up, you must not be doing anything!





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 12-06-2012 04:46 AM

super looking fireplace surround.

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#2 posted 12-06-2012 05:24 AM

Very nice lookng! Will be the focal point for sure!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#3 posted 12-06-2012 12:35 PM

glad have a LJ that lives close..welcome aboard….heart pine??? i am working on a project now, made of heart pine…droped a panel an it broke ….about 20 min ago…...yeah i,m pissed… fine job on the mantel..

-- IF YOUR NOT MAKING DUST...YOU ARE COLLECTING IT! SOUTH CAROLINA.

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#4 posted 12-06-2012 01:35 PM

Boy! I hope you will be able to get some pictures after this thing gets stained/finished! This is very nice!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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wca1

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#5 posted 12-06-2012 06:55 PM

Yep, good ole’ South Cackalacky as we call it!

-- If you don't mess something up, you must not be doing anything!

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#6 posted 12-06-2012 06:58 PM

How did you fasten it to the wall/brick?

-- Richard-- "If it ain't tight, then it ain't right."

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wca1

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#7 posted 12-06-2012 07:04 PM

I fastened 1”x1” x aprox.3’ long hardwood strips to the wall along the outsides of the legs and under the top mantel board. Just lay it out carefully, then I screwed in through the sides and top of the piece into the strips and plugged the holes. It is really the most simple part of the whole process.

-- If you don't mess something up, you must not be doing anything!

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#8 posted 12-06-2012 07:07 PM

That came out very well indeed. Good job with the mantle.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#9 posted 12-06-2012 09:33 PM

Poplar is a great wood to work with . What color are they going to paint the Poplar ?
Very nice design of your Poplar mantle surround : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#10 posted 12-06-2012 10:08 PM

Looks good. “Poplar” seems to be a very “popular” wood for projects around here…..;)

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#11 posted 12-07-2012 02:57 AM

Beautiful Fireplace Mantel.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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wca1

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#12 posted 12-11-2012 11:21 AM

I also designed this piece. The homeowner wanted a mantel with depth, not like the builder “special” mantels that look like their just a couple pieces of 1 bys screwed to the wall. This one stands out and looks like its a piece of furniture that belongs to the room, I had the “Biltmore house” on my mind the whole time I worked on it. I hope the one in heart pine turns out well. Thanks for the heart warming comments everyone, Corey.

-- If you don't mess something up, you must not be doing anything!

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#13 posted 12-18-2012 08:02 PM

what type of base did you use? Did you stat out with 3 rectangel boxes and just add molding or what?

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