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02-11-2013 01:25 AM

Topic tags/keywords: mantle arts craft walnut dental molding

This mantle was made for our daughter’s new house. It is solid walnut. The dental molding was cut on the table saw. I used the same system you would use to cut box joints.


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#1 posted 02-11-2013 03:57 AM

It looks great. Please post some pix once you get it hung. Speaking of which, how much does it weigh and how do you intend to mount it to the wall?

-- Art

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#2 posted 02-11-2013 09:31 AM

Art, Notice the two pieces of 1 inch thick oak protruding from the bottom of the mantle on each side. Those are swivel pieces that are attached at a swivel point on the back. The pieces extend on the top of the mantle as well. The builder placed two 3/8 all thread rod on the place where the mantle was to be hung.. I drilled two over sized holes on the back of the mantle. Then I filled the holes with caulking.With my son-in laws help we placed the mantle on the all thread rods. I screwed the extended pieces to the wall. On both top and bottom.After the caulking set up I removed the screws. then I tapped the extended pieces around out of the way. The reason for the 1 inch thickness is that the fireplace will be covered with stone.
As for weight. I did not actually weight but both of us together had no trouble lifting it.

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#3 posted 02-12-2013 01:56 AM

Ah, that should do the trick. It is good to plan a head! ;)

-- Art

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