Fireplace Mantel

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Project by Kenns posted 05-20-2011 11:05 PM 2473 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had never built a fireplace mantel before, but a friend thought that I should try. His wife was very specific, “in a general way”, about what she wanted, but said that they should leave the details up to me. That sounded scary to me, but it also sounded like a challenge. I love surprising my clients. It gets the blood moving. I purchased some corbels from Van Dyke’s Restorers and added them to a design that was greatly restricted by the space between the existing windows. Of course, the irregularities in the wall made it tricky to install, but I thought it turned out pretty well. I’m proud to say that my friends wife is very, very, happy and has suggested I do a few other projects for her, because this is exactly what she had hoped for. I took that to the bank, but next time I’ll charge a bit more…...maybe. P.S. I didn’t do the mirror, just the mantel.

-- Then, Than, Their, There, They're, To, Too, Two.....Pine, Maple, Walnut....We need to know the difference.....

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#2 posted 05-20-2011 11:11 PM

Ken its always exciting to create a project for a client and surpass their expectations.Great job.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#3 posted 05-20-2011 11:17 PM

Great job. I really like this design.

-- Alex -- "I will one day write something intelligent, witty, or humorous here"

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