Live edge walnut mantel

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Project by drewm873 posted 09-05-2014 05:26 PM 7775 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally getting around to posting this. I was doing a home project and redoing my fireplace, mantel, and back stone. I knew for this project I wanted a live edge slab of walnut and luckily I found this beautiful piece at Willard Brothers Woodcutters. The nice thing about this place is they plane their lumber/slabs so most of the work is done for you. The piece was 13ft long so I cut to the size I wanted and used the other piece for a small table. I just sanded it down with 60/120/220/320 and then went to work on it. I decided to fill in all the voids with epoxy resign and after some taping and multiple days a filling I was able to sand it down again. I then finished it off with multiple coats of Waterlox tung oil, let it dry for a week and then put it up in its resting place. -)

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 09-05-2014 05:57 PM

Looks nice. What brand of epoxy do you like?

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#2 posted 09-05-2014 06:00 PM

It was my first time using epoxy in woodworking like this but I used West System Epoxy Kit. Very nice stuff and super easy to use with their pumps.

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#3 posted 09-05-2014 06:23 PM

Great job, looks good!

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#4 posted 09-06-2014 03:00 AM

Great Lookin Mantel

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#5 posted 09-06-2014 04:53 AM

looks great!

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