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Project by Yamamaha posted 596 days ago 944 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought a new gas fireplace and unfortunately it was a bit smaller than the old one, so I had to invent a new one. Got the basic design from a pic online and started figuring out the design as I progressed. I used mostly MDF, with a few basic mouldings fm HD.





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Fishinbo

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#1 posted 596 days ago

Warm and comfortable picturesque.

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 596 days ago

a wonderful surround an mantle. great job.

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Surfside

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#3 posted 596 days ago

Cozy place. Lovely project.!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 596 days ago

Nice work. I love the rifle.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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Ken90712

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#5 posted 596 days ago

Well done, nice looking room

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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jomem

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#6 posted 596 days ago

That is pretty awesome. How did you fasten it to the wall & what is the finish that you used?

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HorizontalMike

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#7 posted 596 days ago

Very nice mantle! I would only worry about the rifle stock drying out too much and cracking. Wax often ;-)

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

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Yamamaha

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#8 posted 596 days ago

The first layer of the face was screwed into studs and construction adhesive. The second layer was glued and pin nailed to the first layer. The pilasters were attached to the face with biscuts, as well as glued to the wall. Primed it, then 3 coats of BMoore paint.

BTW, practically the whole thing was built with glue and my new pin nailer…love that tool!

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MontanaBob

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#9 posted 595 days ago

Beautiful Mantle….Is that a Sharps hanging there??

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woodshaver

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#10 posted 595 days ago

Very nice! I built one that looks close to yours with out the armor. it’s on this site in my projects someplace. Nice work on this piece!
Noting says home like a nice mantal that’s armed!

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

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Yamamaha

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#11 posted 595 days ago

It’s not a Sharps. Made by Artemas Leonard, around 1845 in Saxtons River, VT. I’m a prepper, and proud of it!

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corydoras

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#12 posted 595 days ago

Beautiful mantle, great work:)

C

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