Fireplace surround and mantle

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Project by jar944 posted 01-20-2016 11:08 PM 1367 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started this surround/mantle back in December. All the moulding was run on my shaper with the exception of the crown cove which was done on the table saw (i really need a 5” head for my shaper) and the baseboard.

It’s loosely based on Norm’s new yankee colonial mantle.

The bad is the paint bubbled on parts of the lower trim piece the first time the fireplace was turned on.

Paint is benjamin moore advance over zissner bin. I’m really disappointed about that. Easy enough to fix, but frustrating.

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#1 posted 01-20-2016 11:31 PM

love the mantle and surround – great work
I was really worried about a TV over the fireplace when they first came out
I put a laser thermometer from the top up to the TV to verify it was OK
Then made a 12” deep black oak veneered mantle to shield the TV
I had similar results though in that the veneer adhesive warmed and buckled on the underside of the mantle!

-- Greg Simon

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#2 posted 01-20-2016 11:42 PM

A very classic style. Very attractive and well done.

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#3 posted 01-21-2016 11:40 AM

Great work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 01-23-2016 01:33 PM

Nice mantel. Running all the trim and changing blades constantly is time consuming. You should be proud of your work.

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