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Project by TheMilkman posted 10-03-2013 02:42 AM 1433 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a mantle I built for our living room. My wife wanted it after she saw it on the cover of a magazine. The top ledge is MDF but the rest is Pine, but who’d know anyway after it’s been painted all white. I primed it with Zinsser B.I.N. Primer/Sealer Stain Killer to keep the pine knots from bleeding through the paint, and then painted it with two coats of Benjamin-Moore Cloud White latex paint. She was happy… Mission accomplished!

-- Todd, Ontario, CA





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#1 posted 10-03-2013 03:02 AM

Nicely executed.

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#2 posted 10-03-2013 03:09 AM

Nice build Todd.

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#3 posted 10-03-2013 11:17 AM

Looks good Todd !

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#4 posted 10-03-2013 02:39 PM

Nice job—looks good.

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#5 posted 10-03-2013 07:42 PM

Great job. Looks perfect!

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#6 posted 10-03-2013 07:43 PM

Great job. Looks like it should be on a magazine cover!

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#7 posted 10-04-2013 12:14 AM

Excellent work on your mantel!

Did you follow a plan when you built it? If so, I’d love to know where you got it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#8 posted 10-04-2013 12:44 AM

Dean,

No plan. I just went by the picture and built it on the fly. I had to guess at some of the profiles because the picture on the magazine cover was kind of small and hard to see.

-- Todd, Ontario, CA

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#9 posted 10-04-2013 01:08 AM

High class! Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#10 posted 10-04-2013 02:44 PM

Excellent work! It looks professionally made, a beautiful addition to the lovely home.

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#11 posted 10-04-2013 03:30 PM

Todd, you did a really nice job on this mantle.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#12 posted 02-27-2015 01:50 AM

looks great, you both have nice taste!

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