Craftsman Style Mantle

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Project by dave105 posted 02-23-2013 12:35 AM 1493 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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#1 posted 02-23-2013 12:37 AM

Nice looking mantle.

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#2 posted 02-23-2013 12:58 AM

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

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#3 posted 02-23-2013 01:45 AM

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 02-23-2013 04:25 PM

nice looking mantel

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#5 posted 02-23-2013 04:25 PM

Great looking mantle… Well done.

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

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#6 posted 02-24-2013 05:18 PM

Good job on the mantle

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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