Walnjt Fireplace mantel and hearth

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Project by exslidder posted 11-17-2020 05:01 AM 657 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally got the time to install the mantel and hearth on a fireplace for a friend of mine..
Mantel is 3” thick and 7.5 ’ long and 14 to 16 ” wide. I had to have the mantel custom cut at a sawmill.
they picked an awesome piece of walnut with lots of figure. The hearth was a piece of walnut that came from my yard and air dried for 4 yrs.
the mantel was a bear to handle as i couldnt lift it myself and had to call on friends and neighbors to help me.
My friends loved both pieces.

i made a lot of sawdust in my shop with all the sanding i did. also had to eposy some voids with black stained eposy.

my apologies for my finger in the picture

the second picture if of the mantel board after i just picked it up. you can see all the figure in it.

the third picture is a close up of the mantel figure

well thats all for now. i hope everyone has a great THANKSGIVING and stay healthy.

-- No dust on the floor....No money in the bank

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#1 posted 11-17-2020 11:27 AM

Nice job, and the live edge sets it off

-- Eric, building the dream

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#2 posted 11-17-2020 02:42 PM

beautiful mantel,and i like the wood hearth you dont see them made from wood too often.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#3 posted 11-17-2020 03:04 PM

Nice work. They look great together.

And don’t apologize for fingers in the photos, as woodworkers we have to prove from time to time that we still have them ;)

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 11-17-2020 04:17 PM

Nice use of a beautiful piece of wood. Well done!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 11-17-2020 09:00 PM

Beautiful wood and I’m sure a happy friend!

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#6 posted 11-18-2020 01:55 AM

Nice selection of wood. You did a great job on the install as well as the build and finish. Happy Thanksgiving!

-- AJ

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#7 posted 11-20-2020 02:22 AM

That is some amazing grain. They both look great on your fireplace.

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#8 posted 11-24-2020 07:12 AM

Well done very well done
Ive seen a number of custom mantels and yours is beautiful

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#9 posted 11-24-2020 11:08 AM

Nice tight fit too. Well done!

-- Petey

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