Pam's final mantel

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Project by travishammerthumb posted 04-20-2010 09:54 PM 3273 views 14 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a mantel constructed of cherry hardwood and cherry veneer 3/4” plywood…finished natural 4coats lacquer. I incorporated a Bose surround sound speaker system and mounted a 60” flat screen on a swing arm hanger…

-- Travishammerthumb, Vancouver WA

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#1 posted 04-20-2010 10:05 PM

Very impressive and welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#3 posted 04-21-2010 03:20 AM

Very impressive mantel! Looks REALLY good!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#4 posted 04-21-2010 04:55 AM

Welcome to lumberjocks. You passed the entrance exam if we ever had one….At the risk of sounding like a parrot….very impressive! Rand

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#5 posted 04-21-2010 05:21 AM

This is very nice!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 04-21-2010 05:38 AM

Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 04-21-2010 05:44 AM

Nice fireplace surround and over mantel


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#8 posted 04-21-2010 05:47 PM


-- if you dont have it, build it, especially when its a stupid idea

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#9 posted 04-21-2010 05:58 PM

Nice looking mantel.

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#10 posted 04-21-2010 08:33 PM

Beautiful focal point of the room. Excellent.
Thanks for posting.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#11 posted 04-21-2010 11:01 PM

Very cool, and welcome.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#12 posted 04-21-2010 11:01 PM

Thanks to all of you for your wonderful comments, it’s words like that which keep me inspired to always strive for uniqueness in my works. As a general rule, when I do a complete homes’ trim package I save the design of the focal items such as mantels and stair railing systems till the end as in most cases the inspiration for those items will come to me from the feelings that the house gives off and/or the personalities of the client. Note: I found a repeating heart pattern in the grain of one sheet of cherry plywood that I saved aside and used it in the tops of the mantel side legs as I knew that Pam liked hearts…

-- Travishammerthumb, Vancouver WA

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#13 posted 04-28-2010 02:27 AM

wow, that is an impressive mantel… great work…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#14 posted 02-07-2013 05:41 AM

great job

-- Dave, from Canada,

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#15 posted 04-03-2013 12:49 AM

very nice project

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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