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Colonial Fireplace Mantel

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Woodworker: Mario Rodriguez

Mario Rodriguez built this simple Colonial mantel for a corner hearth, but the design would look good on most fireplaces. You can use off-the-shelf moldings to build up the profile, but for a more refined look, you can mill your own. The mantel is primed and painted with water-based paint.

For a project plan and step-by-step construction information, see Mario Rodriguez's book,  Building Fireplace Mantels .

Photos: © 2002 by Bruce Buck and Mario Rodriguez

Design or Plan used: Not specified

posted in: Reader's Gallery, pine, paint, colonial, Lumbercore plywood

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