Cedar Log Fireplace Mantle

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Project by Onemocast posted 03-07-2013 08:12 AM 4639 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my recently completed “Man Room” fireplace mantle. The log was a red cedar sawn on our Mom and Dad’s place and kiln dried. Inital checks were filled with epoxy. I hand scraped the bark off and sawed the stobs flush with the exterior of the log. The log was sanded to 220g then received 3 coats of hand brushed poly. The top received 5 coats of hand brushed poly which was wet sanded to 1000g and then buffed to a high shine with steel wool up to OOOO. The corbells are made of 3 layers of 1” cedar and shaped with spindel sander.
I think it adds alot to the room.

-- "keepin' trees supplied with flies since 1984"

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#1 posted 03-07-2013 12:23 PM

Very nice. I love cedar.

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#2 posted 03-07-2013 01:28 PM

Looks great!

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#3 posted 03-07-2013 10:30 PM

Beautiful job, beautiful room and beautiful mounts. Any sportsman would love this room !

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#4 posted 03-08-2013 04:45 AM

Thanks Yall!

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#5 posted 03-11-2013 01:59 PM

Very cool fireplace mantel! Like how you showed the natural beauty of cedar and the finish sets it off. Great job!

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