Fireplace Mantel

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Project by PapaGary posted 01-16-2021 01:22 PM 456 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Using Aspire again with their clipart, I made my daughter a new mantel. I used some 2×12 Douglas fir. The problem was, because it was straight from Home Depot, the water content was pretty high, so after I carved it, it started to warp. I clamped it to the bench for several days to let it dry, which fixed the warpage.

After I installed it, I made three picture frames for some large portraits of my granddaughters to top it off.


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#1 posted 01-16-2021 03:01 PM

Very nice and one-of-a-kind!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 01-16-2021 04:14 PM

Loads of detail in that piece, awesome carving!

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#3 posted 01-16-2021 05:44 PM

That’s truly stunning.

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#4 posted 01-17-2021 12:31 AM

Their’s some amazing detail in that beautiful mantle top.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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