Fireplace Corbels

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Project by Alan Young posted 08-06-2008 03:42 PM 4664 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi friends,
Over the last week or so I’ve been posting projects I’ve completed in the last couple of years. Here is the last project to post-at least for a while :^). Sometimes you get the lead in a play and sometimes you play a supporting role. When I was in high school I tried out for the one of the leads in a production of “Hello Dolly”. I was assigned the supporting role of “Ambrose the Painter”..As it turned out that was really great- I got my name in the program as a supporting character-the role itself was fun -I actually learned to dance a two step and I didn’t have nearly as many lines to learn so I got a lot of “fool around time” back stage-That’s where all the fun is anyway! Well this project reminds me of that stage experience…I built the Corbels for this magnificent Fireplace Structure, the mantle was by Dallas Designs of Flint, Michigan. The corbels- indeed playing the supporting role, and the make-up- or faux marble finish, combine to give what I think is helpful support to the applied carving mantle…..


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#1 posted 08-06-2008 04:24 PM

very cool , nice work.

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#2 posted 08-06-2008 04:43 PM

wow, that is very nice! You don’t say what the material is; is it wood?

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Alan Young

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#3 posted 08-06-2008 05:04 PM

Hi Patrick—-
The corbels are glued-up and profiled Poplar. They are glued to a Birch plywood Box.

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#4 posted 08-06-2008 05:34 PM

For a “support” role it steals the show. the faux marble finish looks perfect. thanks for showing this.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#5 posted 08-06-2008 06:45 PM

To complete the job, you need to give them a 3’ x 4’ portrait of yourself to hang above it!

The fireplace corbels look fabulous!

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#6 posted 08-06-2008 09:02 PM

true a pleasure of coming on your page there are always surprises a very beautiful work carries out. congratulations

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#7 posted 08-06-2008 09:21 PM

Wow does that look great I would love to do this to my fireplace but I’m married and the wife likes plain. You must be married to a wonderful women.
Great project. Great workmenship

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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#8 posted 08-06-2008 10:05 PM

Super nice. this looks great, you did good Very good build.

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#9 posted 08-07-2008 06:46 AM

Exquisite detail and design. You did a beautiful job on this piece. Thanks for posting.

god Bless

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#10 posted 08-09-2008 09:19 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#11 posted 08-09-2008 10:12 PM

Another great project.

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#12 posted 10-04-2008 06:55 AM

Beautiful work. I love fireplace mantles, Excellent!

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