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12-02-2010 02:13 AM

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Getting ready to redo the fireplace mantel and have been looking around for ideas and inspiration. It would be a wood mantel with a stone surround.

Feel free to post any plans or links to mantels you’ve done, or any tips you found helpful. I understand the basics of how to construct one, just want to get some ideas before I start designing.

Thanks LJs.

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#1 posted 12-02-2010 05:44 AM

A couple I did:

This one is cherry

This one is mahogany

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#2 posted 12-02-2010 05:59 AM

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#3 posted 12-02-2010 06:30 AM

check out some of mine

good luck and let me know if i can help

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#4 posted 12-02-2010 06:59 AM

check out this LJ – szczyglic
He has some pretty fancy carved ones.

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#5 posted 12-02-2010 02:12 PM

This one is a combination of red oak and quartersawn white oak:

This is is knotty pine:

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#6 posted 12-02-2010 02:47 PM

A couple suggestions:

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#7 posted 02-09-2011 03:26 AM

My husband has written a blog on Fireplace Mantel Personal Planning Considerations which is worth checking out.

Hope you find something of interest.

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#8 posted 02-09-2011 04:32 AM

Wonder what became of the OP’s fireplace?

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#9 posted 05-29-2020 06:13 PM

I worked for Mantel Craft In Alabama. There are so many variations of mantels you really need to search google or pinterest.

Come back with a photo of what you like and maybe we can help. I have a mantle I need to redo at my house. Mine will be pretty crazy compared to most unless my wife catches my design and changes it…..

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#10 posted 05-29-2020 08:53 PM

9 year old post brought back to the top by a spammer.

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