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Title: Finished up my mantel build with reclaimed wood
Post by: 123maxbars on February 07, 2017, 05:02:42 PM
I built a mantel a few weeks ago out of the customers reclaimed wood. He gave me a whole pile of reclaimed heart pine 2x4s from his grandmother's old homestead. I pretty much just laminated them together and made one solid beam. It turned out nicely I thought. Made a short clip showing the process.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xykxRG1yvU
Title: Re: Finished up my mantel build with reclaimed wood
Post by: WV Sawmiller on February 07, 2017, 08:56:30 PM
  Very good looking craftsmanship. Is that for your own use or do you have a customer for it? Mind if I ask the sale price for something like that mantel?

  I have a 6"X24"X40' beam on each end of my log home. Never thought about the work involved. I am sure they did not put as much time and effort into the build as you did.
Title: Re: Finished up my mantel build with reclaimed wood
Post by: Bruno of NH on February 09, 2017, 08:29:38 AM
Nice work  :)
I like using hand planes it makes for a great look
Title: Re: Finished up my mantel build with reclaimed wood
Post by: ToddsPoint on February 10, 2017, 04:37:10 AM
You do nice work.  Beautiful mantle.  I'm jealous of that limestone fireplace.  Wow!  Gary