Red Cedar Mantle

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Project by Charlie posted 08-18-2012 11:04 PM 3641 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This mantle is my first. Made of 6” thick rough cut red cedar. I cleared off all the bark, even the deep crevice. I filled the crevices on top to the same level as the surface, and on the front, just enough so cleaning would be much easier without taking away from the character of the wood. The styles or uprights are 3” square finished with the same finish. The mantle is actually “hung” rather than attached to the wall. This way there is minimal damage to the wall and can be removed if need be. The whole project took me approx. 25 hours of solid labour. This, I think, is my favourite project thus far.

-- "Design opportunity through numerical inexactitude."

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#1 posted 08-18-2012 11:36 PM

You have done a fine job on this. Congratulations.

It looks beautiful.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 08-18-2012 11:58 PM

I think that is the best mantle I’ve seen, WOW.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#3 posted 08-19-2012 12:39 AM

Beautiful work.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#4 posted 08-19-2012 04:49 PM

Very nice work, love the look it brings.

-- Chad, Gilbert AZ and

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