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By Mario Rodriguez

Step by step directions, cutlists and perfect procedure images and illustrations will make this e-book attract woodworkers with various levels of workmanship. advent MANTEL-MAKING fundamentals uncomplicated COLONIAL MANTEL GEORGIAN MANTEL easy FEDERAL MANTEL ARTS AND CRATTS MANTEL THE waterproof coat MANTEL VICTORIAN MANTEL GREENE AND GREENE MANTEL artwork DECO MANTEL modern ARCHITECTURAL MANTEL

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Miter the edges of the PLINTH AND PILASTER ASSEMBLY DETAILS PLAN/SECTl~OOF UPPER PILASTER T 9V4' 1 PLAN/SECTION OF PLINTH AND PILASTER %"shop-grade _ _ _ _, , birch plywood --------------T Plinth return stops short of back wall. ) " V. 14" recessed field Screws attach ing foundation to furring strips V. " plywood filler PLAN / SECTION OF LOWER PILASTER 'li6" pine edging GEORGIA N MA N TEL 39 (only 14'/. ) , I simply aligned the corners by hand, rubbing the joints together, and secured them with masking tape (see the bottom photo at left, where the same technique is used for assembling the plinths).

The mantel's flat relief and support the plain vertical pilasters, plain treatment perfectly frame the which support the horizontal archi- Federal-period hearth opening and pro- trave. Add a few moldings and the vide a focal point for the display of mantel shelf, and you're ready to paint. 51 Simple Federal Mantel PROVING THAT SIMPLICITY DOESN 'T PRECLUDE ELEGANCE, this mantel design is anchored by ideal proportions and perfect symmetry with the brick firebox opening it adorns. Built with readily available materials and moldings, it's easy to build as well.

Plywood for your splines. Exterior-grade fir plywood and Masonite® are usually a true V. in. thick, 24 SIMPLE COLO N IAL MANTEL though many plywoods are slightly thinner and won't work. You can also cut the splines from solid wood. 1. Rip the splines to width on the table saw. 2. Glue the splines to the beaded edge of each board. Apply glue to the groove, and slip the spline into the groove. Hold the spline in place if necessary with masking tape. 3. Before gluing in all the splines, fit a pair of boards together to test the fit.

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