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This is a live edge redwood slab mantle that I made for some friends that just got married and bought their first house together. He had a redwood and copper wall art piece that his father made a long time ago that they wanted to hang above it so that's why we left the live edge. They just need to caulk the gaps now and paint up to the wood. The brick was really uneven so I did the best I could getting it as close as I could.





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  Redwood mantle AztecKing This is a live edge ...
Very nice job, the fit looks fine.

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  Re: Redwood mantle chips ahoy Very nice job, the f...
Fit to brick is always not fun.
That looks like a pretty good fit.
Go to your tile shop and ask if they have sanded caulking. You can get it in paintable or there are colors to choose from.
It is regular latex caulk made to look like grout.

Nice Mantel.

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  Re: Redwood mantle DonJuvet Fit to brick is alwa...
Thanks for the comments and I'll pass the grout idea along to them. They wanted to do that part.

Jeff
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  Redwood mantle AztecKing This is a live edge ...
How did you mount/secure the supports to the wall? I'm about to engage in a similiar project for my daughter.
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  Re: Redwood mantle Sawdustd How did you mount/se...
Sawdustd said:


How did you mount/secure the supports to the wall? I'm about to engage in a similiar project for my daughter.




I used 6" L brackets that were attached with Tapcon screws to the brick and then set the mantle on top of them and screwed the mantle to the bracket. I then epoxied the supports to the brick and the bottom of the mantle. The supports had dados cut in them so they would sit flush to the mantle and brick. The brackets are very solid so the brackets are more for looks than support.

Thanks everyone for the compliments.

Jeff
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  Redwood mantle AztecKing This is a live edge ...
Goodness Jeff that looks like it fits perfectly. Good job.

Where you live has two of my most favorite woods and number one is Big Leaf Maple Curly or Burl and second is Redwood Lace burl. I think they are the most pretty woods America has for turning.

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  Redwood mantle AztecKing This is a live edge ...
What's to caulk? That looks great. I hate scribing things that large.

Very nice.

John
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  Redwood mantle AztecKing This is a live edge ...
You did a terrific job of fitting that beautiful piece. Brick and stone are definitely a challenge. I wouldn't caulk it at all. Whatever you use will eventually crack or separate.
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  Re: Redwood mantle Leinie You did a terrific j...
The gaps aren't that big so I doubt they do anything with them. I think that's me just being too anal.

Arlin, I agree about us having some pretty good wood to turn around here. I love turning the big leaf maple and working for North Woods has me a little spoiled because I now have easy access to some great figured wood.

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