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Project by Mark55 posted 492 days ago 981 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun fireplace cover up. My customer wanted something simple but different. So this is what we came up with. Most of it is wood stacked together to create a beaded or softened look. The only router bit used was a 1/4” round over bit and each piece stacked and fastened together to look like a heavy beaded look. The mantle itself was also staked until we got to the desired thickness. It was a simple project but ended up looking unique. The home owner is an artist and used the area above the fireplace to display her artwork.
The only molding used was 3” crown on the top.

-- Mark, Newton, NC. www.routermillwoodworks.weebly.com





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whitebeast88

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#1 posted 492 days ago

very nice mantle,i’m sure they were very happy with it.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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luv2learn

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#2 posted 492 days ago

100% improvement. The new look will surely draw attention to whatever art she decides to feature. Simple elegance.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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vernacular

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#3 posted 492 days ago

What a difference. I’m also a mason though and I love the brick look. You definitely added class to that room!

-- Plant as many trees as you can

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Dan Krager

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#4 posted 492 days ago

This does look nice, Mark. Very cleverly done. I’m impressed with your new Sketchup skills!
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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Mark

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#5 posted 492 days ago

Very nice Mark. Ya certainly kicked up that room. Your stepped idea is very cool. I’m right in the middle of doing the same.

-- Mark

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Lanaug

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#6 posted 492 days ago

very nice look and clever idea of stacking. Very elegant

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 492 days ago

It looks great; nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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