|Project by reedwood||posted 03-04-2014 02:53 AM||6947 views||6 times favorited||15 comments|
I finally had the opportunity to take a picture of this mantle that I built and share it with you.
It’s made of solid poplar. The top is 7 3/4” deep by 1 1/2” with a routed edge to give the illusion it’s 1” thick.
The 7/8” thick raised paneled columns have splined and glued 45 degree corners and mortise and tenon joinery.
The small 1 3/4” trim inside at the granite is obsolete new old stock I found in someone’s attic from the 60s.
I try to recycle something old into every project like this… my own little pleasure trip.
The client, Scott originally hired me to help him with his stair railings. see project: One more Stair Rail.
They turned out really nice so he asked me to build the mantle.
....still waiting for the carpet.
We were very pleased the way it came out.
It’s nice to have repeat clients and I’m glad to have a new friend.
Note: The story continues, see comments below!
-- Mark - I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.