BIG Pine Mantel Install!

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Project by Rebarn posted 01-11-2014 01:42 AM 1417 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This mantel was just installed the other day. This piece is a 10”x10”x72” pine beam from a barn that was built 1n 1893. It was stained dark walnut to match the flooring in this house that is currently under renovation.

This was my fastest install ever. It took one hour from the time we arrived to the time we loaded the van.

I like that!!

-- A day without slivers is a day without sunshine!

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#1 posted 01-11-2014 10:34 AM

This came out nice.
I like old barn wood beams for mantels. It would be cool to see a picture of it all finished.

So, what is your secret for installing this massive piece of wood? It must to weigh 80 – 100 lbs.!

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#2 posted 01-11-2014 03:23 PM

Hi Mark

I posted a lot of finished mantels in project posts before this post. If you look back you will see them.

Most often we install mantels over drywall or cement board. After we are done, the stone guy comes in and does his part. What sucks for me is that about half of the time the home owner leaves the mantel order to the last minute, so we have to get mantels in a hurry quite often. Not a huge problem, but most of our mantels are custom ripped at the saw mill, so it’s a logistical thing.

As far as how we install, please send me your email and I can show you a video series on our method.

-- A day without slivers is a day without sunshine!

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