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Woodworking Maple Veneered Fireplace Mantel Project

Posted in Woodworking by JarrettV on 4/3/2011 3:29:00 PM - CST

Fireplace-Mantel

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. 

Before

Fireplace-Too-High

After

New Fireplace Mantel

Project By

  • Jarrett Vance
  • Kristin Vance *Henry
  • Mike Vance
  • Anikin Vance

Build tasks

  1. Remove old mantle, replace with 2-bolt anchors (1/2" threaded rods)
    DSCN16195
  2. Add data jack above bolt with for cable (RJ45), ethernet (cat5e), hdmi
    Add 4 electrical plugs above other bolt

    DSCN16181
  3. Measure and build box, drill holes for bolts, cut slots for wrench 
    wrenchslot
  4. Fill with wood patch, sand, and clean surface for glue (contact cement) 
    2011-02-26-14.07.591
  5. Glue veneer to box using contact cement
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  6. Trim and finish veneer (veneer found at local WoodCraft)
    DSCN16225
  7. Level and bolt on mantle above fireplace 
    bolted-on

 

We built this beautiful mantel at Vance & Sons Cabinets in Fairhope, AL.

I hope you like our new fireplace mantel. We love it!

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