Fireplace Mantel

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Project by Yamamaha posted 12-12-2012 03:52 PM 1525 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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#1 posted 12-12-2012 04:45 PM

Warm and comfortable picturesque.

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#2 posted 12-12-2012 04:52 PM

a wonderful surround an mantle. great job.

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#3 posted 12-12-2012 04:55 PM

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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#4 posted 12-12-2012 05:08 PM

Nice work. I love the rifle.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 12-12-2012 05:14 PM

Well done, nice looking room

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

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#6 posted 12-12-2012 07:55 PM

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

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

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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#8 posted 12-12-2012 08:21 PM

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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#9 posted 12-13-2012 02:40 AM

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

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#10 posted 12-13-2012 04:19 AM

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!

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#11 posted 12-13-2012 05:05 AM

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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#12 posted 12-13-2012 01:16 PM

Beautiful mantle, great work:)


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