Red Oak Mantel 2005

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Project by Whitewalls posted 01-13-2013 07:15 PM 2328 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So this is what started it all. This is my first real project that I undertook. It was full of adventures. We built the fireplace ourselves inside and out. I burnt up my craftsman 10” miter saw when I just started the mantel (had to be ready for Christmas). Went out and bought a Dewalt 12” Miter Saw. Shot a brad into the tip of my finger after it hit a hard spot in some wood and curved. All in all, this is the project I am most proud of to date. It was the first thing I built that people would see when you walked into my new house. Plus it made me want to build more things.

-- Jared, Northern IL

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#1 posted 01-13-2013 07:27 PM

Great project

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-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 01-13-2013 07:32 PM

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#3 posted 01-18-2013 12:45 AM

Thanks guys. It was definitely a fun learning experience.

-- Jared, Northern IL

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