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Project by mark posted 01-04-2007 08:19 AM 1809 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a colonial style mantel that I built out of poplar for my wife this holiday season as a gift. The original mantel was a simple pine board that did not match after I tiled the fireplace. This was my first time using crown molding which was a pain until I made a jig for the table saw to cut it at the right angles. The top is 6/4 poplar and the rest is 4/4 and out of the deal I was able to purchase a new router to add the edge to the mantle top. As a final touch on the backside of the mantel I mortised a spot and mounted a 2006 dated penny.

-- Mark, Norfolk, VA

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#1 posted 01-04-2007 08:48 AM

Mark, welcome to LumberJocks. Good to see you putting up your first project only a few minutes after you joined us.

That’s one of the great things about doing home projects, you can justify spending some money on tools.

Nice work.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 01-04-2007 08:24 PM

Beautiful Mark,
I bet when people enter the room they can’t keep their eyes away from it.
Welcome aboard Lumberjocks.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#3 posted 01-05-2007 07:19 AM

Thanks Don and Dick for the welcome and comments, it is nice to be able to share my creations with other woodworkers.

I have received a few compliments on it so far, in fact my neighbor fell in love with it and wants me to build her a mantel for her fireplace.

Thanks for the encouraging words and I am looking forward to completing and posting more projects in the future.

-- Mark, Norfolk, VA

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#4 posted 10-07-2008 02:58 AM

mark…this was not your first project post…but in the PULSE PAge…its one of THE oldest projects…I am bored…so thought i would go backwards and see the old stuff—-the oldies but goodies…very cool stuff…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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