Ash Mantle

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Project by Monte Pittman posted 294 days ago 1050 views 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is probably pretty boring as far as projects go. But I was stopped for breakfast and thought I would put it in. Solid Ash. 5 inches thick, 53 inches long and 10 inches wide. This is the piece that the customer picked out. Finished with BLO and water based poly.

Thanks for looking

Correction; it was not water based poly. It was regular poly satin coat.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#1 posted 294 days ago

It has a surf board vibe to me. I like it.

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#2 posted 294 days ago

Love the texture on the front side!

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#3 posted 294 days ago

Nice piece of wood. I bet it will look great when installed.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#4 posted 294 days ago

I see a lot of nice toys there.

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#5 posted 294 days ago


Boring is OK. Better than my having to replace my second story window framing off of a 2 story ladder? How’s the saw mill doing?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 294 days ago

It is never boring when you are working with wood and doing what you enjoy…

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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#7 posted 294 days ago

Surf board is the first thing I thought of too. Nice mantle.

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#8 posted 294 days ago

Nice mantle and finish.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#9 posted 294 days ago

Very nice ! I’d like to see the support system when you get it installed : )

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#10 posted 294 days ago

I like it too! Simply accepting what the tree could give.

-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff

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#11 posted 294 days ago

5” thick will make a VERY substantial mantle!. Never did water base over BLO but it looks nice.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#12 posted 294 days ago

its a great mantle and if the floods ever come, a great surf board, or maybe a dug out canoe..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#13 posted 294 days ago

Nice, Simple.. Looks good. Makes the customer Happy.
Think you got all the bases Covered.


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#14 posted 294 days ago

Nice mantle… may be simple but it looks great…well done.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#15 posted 293 days ago

Nice slab to a beautiful mantle. That’s what its all about. Your sawmill does you justice.

-- --Dave-- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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