Maple Mantle

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Project by frankmoney77 posted 04-05-2013 09:45 PM 1760 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Went and had a 7’ slab of maple milled. Its 3 1/2 inches deep and 13” wide (9” in the middle). Took about 2 weeks to sand (20 hours) and a few coats of poly. I notched out the bottom side to fit two 1/4” L brackets for support. And I have 2 pieces of maple to conceal the brackets cut from the same wood with the same treatment. Very pleased with the final product, and my first live edge project! Lots of fun and I think it looks great….but I suppose the most important part is how pleased my wife is, lol!. Anyhow, just wanted to share!

-- Master Craftsman of novice things

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#1 posted 04-06-2013 02:32 AM

beautiful mantle.
i like the live edge.
i second the making the better half happy is what matters the most!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 04-06-2013 11:31 AM

Nice looking mantle….

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

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#3 posted 04-06-2013 01:29 PM

Very nice.

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#4 posted 04-06-2013 01:38 PM

It makes a really nice mantle. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 04-09-2013 02:30 PM

Love the live edge. That will look great above the fireplace. Happy wife, happy life. Great job!

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