12 Jun. 2000|
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Even without it decorated yet (and with the screen still unpainted), this fireplace has certainly come a long way! Because I wanted my mantel to look rough hewn, I actually looked for lumber that already had some marks, knots, cracks, etc.
I then used 150-grit sandpaper to sand away the edges of the veneer so that it would blend into the other pieces and give the appearance of one solid piece of wood. The finished product is a chunky wood mantel that adds warmth to the room, and breaks up the large expanse of brick.
Rough hewn corbels could be added to give the mantel an even chunkier, more substantial look. When you were talking about a mantel, I couldn't really envision it, but I whole-heartedly agree with your choice.
I want to do something similar with our fireplace, including some sort of shelving on the left side like you have. I am about to start this project but I can’t find the wood veneer that THIN anywhere.
I’ve been wanting to do this to our mantel and never even thought to add the veneer to the ends.
But I was hoping for a more finished look, and I wanted the mantel to look more like one big chunk of wood.