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Old 12-03-2009, 07:35 AM   #1
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Faux Mantle/Shelf Help Needed! Please!


Ok, I am closet wood butcher and would like to build a fake mantle/shelf. I have a chimney in my house, (for heater/hot water heater) not a "REAL" fireplace. I want to put a shelf/mantle something very simular to this Minus the uprights. I am also going to wrap it around the sides also. Looking to build it from 1 x 4 and hang it (floating style, Blind, not sure what it is called) so that you would not see nails. (thought is 2 x 4 screwed into wall and then 3 sided shelf slides over that and gets fastened with finsish nail on top and bottom)

Any thoughts, suggestions, ideas???? ALL are accepted and WELCOME! Especially if you have a picture or a link?

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Old 12-03-2009, 10:19 AM   #2
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should work fine as you are planning to do it. wrap 1/4" CBU around the shelving before installing the faux materials.
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:56 PM   #3
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Bob, what is cbu? Please forgive my ignorance!
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I did these a few years ago, sorry no pics of back, but this is just hung on the wall, it can be pushed up and removed at any time. I've attached the simple instruction sheet pdf that I included with it.











The first few pages of these drawings show something similar, prospective client wants to upgrade existing mantel and columns.

http://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0...Y2I1ZDZj&hl=en
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If you look in pic 3 in the pdf, you'll see an oak support with a 45 deg. angle...there's a corresponding piece built into the mantel shelf (in back at top), that is the inverse of the wall piece, so it just pops down over the wall support.

I sand the sharp edges on the wall support and mantel to round them over a bit.
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If you look in pic 3 in the pdf, you'll see an oak support with a 45 deg. angle...there's a corresponding piece built into the mantel shelf (in back at top), that is the inverse of the wall piece, so it just pops down over the wall support.

I sand the sharp edges on the wall support and mantel to round them over a bit.
Jay VERY VERY NICE! You may get me in trouble though! Once I show these to my wife! They are extremely nice, and the drawings are excellent! I was orginally going to wrap it around the chimney, but the way we have thre furniture setup I think it will look nicer just across the front. BUT of course it all depends on what the Warden says! I am going for the old rustic chunky look, at least for the living room, but I can easily see one of yours going in the bedroom! Thanks
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you're welcome...and whatever the "boss" wants the boss gets
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