Fireplace Mantel Shelf

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11-27-2018 05:41 PM

Hi All,

I was given 4 slabs of walnut from a friend. They are still live edge and 3 are 2 inch thick before planing, one is 1.5” and one is thin.

I am having trouble coming up with a design for a nice floating mantel shelf. I see a lot of faux beam looking shelves but was hoping to find some ideas of things a little more designed. Anyone have any thoughts on what would look nice? I don’t want to burn through the wood and be unhappy with a rectangular box I put on the fireplace.

Thanks in advance and any ideas or pointers are greatly appreciated.


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#1 posted 12-08-2018 10:40 PM

So here is the shelf. Just planed it down. Still need to chop the left hand off. Left it on there for snipe. I was thinking of putting a small 4×4” box under it but then I put it up like this and kind of like it. New question: would you add corbels? I have never made them and not sure how they would turn out.

Thanks for any opinions. Beginner here.

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