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By Mario Rodriguez

The beautiful and exact fire mantels in Building fire Mantels will encourage householders to adopt essentially the most renowned protection tasks in the house. step by step directions, cutlists and ideal technique images and illustrations will make this e-book attract woodworkers with various levels of expertise.

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Applying the frieze components The frieze is composed of two strips of compo molding, each supported by blocking. The main band fits in a U-shaped trough, while the smaller band rests in an L-shaped strip of solid wood. Each element is cut and fit individually around the pilasters, and nailed to the foundation. 46 GEORGIAN MANTEL From its inception, this mantel was going to be painted. So the visual dissonance created by the use of different materials, each chosen for a particular reason, was not important.

1. Cut the parts for the shelf box to size. 2. If using plywood, edge-band the bottom edge of the front of the box with either a thin strip of solid wood or iron-on veneer tape. 3. Join the parts of the box together. Although it was a little more trouble than butt joints and screws, I used a rabbet-and-dado joint instead. 4. Add the spacer block that supports the large cove. 28 SIMPLE COLONIAL MANTEL Prime, fill, and sand the assembled shelf. When I’ve achieved a neat, clean job, I apply the finish coat of paint.

If using plywood, edge-band the bottom edge of the front of the box with either a thin strip of solid wood or iron-on veneer tape. 3. Join the parts of the box together. Although it was a little more trouble than butt joints and screws, I used a rabbet-and-dado joint instead. 4. Add the spacer block that supports the large cove. 28 SIMPLE COLONIAL MANTEL Prime, fill, and sand the assembled shelf. When I’ve achieved a neat, clean job, I apply the finish coat of paint. Adding the mantel moldings The mantel is made up of four layers: the mantel shelf, a large cove, a 1⁄2-in.

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