Jarrett's Tech Blog - For April 2011
Our latest woodworking project is a maple veneered fireplace mantel. We custom made it to replace the previous mantel which was too high and dark.
Remove old mantle, replace with 2-bolt anchors (1/2"
Add data jack above bolt with for cable (RJ45),
ethernet (cat5e), hdmi
Add 4 electrical plugs above other bolt
Measure and build box, drill holes for bolts, cut slots
Fill with wood patch, sand, and clean surface for glue
Glue veneer to box using contact cement
Trim and finish veneer (veneer found at local
Level and bolt on mantle above
We built this beautiful mantel at Vance & Sons Cabinets in Fairhope, AL.
I hope you like our new fireplace mantel. We love it!Posted by JarrettV on April 03 at 3:29 PM
- Remove old mantle, replace with 2-bolt anchors (1/2" threaded rods)