Pair of mantels

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Blog entry by Drew posted 12-06-2010 05:12 PM 1707 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a pair of mantels I recently built.
I was asked to make them the “same style as your doors…....... but cheap”.

Not a style I would usually make, but I was VERY limited in the width, thanks to the framers.

I used a locking miter bit to make the legs.

Then I made all the details with a stick-&-cope set.

Here is leg ready for install.

Legs laid out with the shelf and frieze.

Start of the install.

Finished install. Ready for paint.

And a picture with paint. Notice that they did not like the extra stiles I made for the frieze.

(photos are of 2 different mantels back to back)


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Grant Davis

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#1 posted 12-06-2010 05:26 PM

very nice looking job.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#2 posted 12-06-2010 05:44 PM

“Funny what a little caulk and a few coats of paint will do huh ?”

HEY! I resent that! Just kidding.

Nope, not a handrail. I am at a lose for the name of that piece. I believe it is a Moulding and Millworks ‘310’ or a ‘435’.


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#3 posted 12-06-2010 07:18 PM

I think that the mantle turned out very nice, especially considering the constraints that you were working under.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#4 posted 12-06-2010 07:30 PM

I was just kidding Charlie, I know what you meant =)

And thanks for the complements!


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#5 posted 12-06-2010 08:27 PM

It’s amazing what a talented person can do by building up layers of wood with various profiles. I kind of wish the mantle in my house was uglier so I’d have a good excuse to try it myself. Thanks for showing the process. It cam out very nice.

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#6 posted 12-08-2010 01:18 AM


-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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