the mantel comes together

On to the second foot. Now I have to build the second box, which will take forever. You begin to see, my dears. Okay so it’s just balancing there, and the sides aren’t done, and I (embarrassingly) did not get a deep enough piece of wood for the mantle. So I’ll need to go to…

the beginning of a mantel

Watch me build a mantel. First, I framed the existing opening. It’s too shallow, this will pull the fire place out some.