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Project by dave105 posted 544 days ago 1065 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The walnut mantle was made for our daughter’s new house.The dentil molding was cut on the table saw using a box joint set up.





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Beginningwoodworker

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#1 posted 544 days ago

Nice looking mantle.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Thalweg

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#2 posted 544 days ago

Nicely done. How did you attach it to the wall?

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dave105

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#3 posted 544 days ago

Thalweg, Look close to the mantle setting on the workbench. The one inch thick pieces protruding from the bottom also come out the top as well. There is a center pivot point on these pieces. The builder installed two 5/8 inch all thread rod in the wall, about 6 inches in from each side. I drilled over sized holes in the back of the mantel. Then I filled them with caulk, glue could be used. My son-in-law and I placed the mantle on the all thread rods. I screwed the one inch protruding pieces to the wall. after the caulk had set up the screws were removed. Then the two pieces were swiveled around out of the way.

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#4 posted 543 days ago

nice looking mantel

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#5 posted 543 days ago

Great looking mantle… Well done.

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

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#6 posted 542 days ago

Good job on the mantle

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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