Synopses & Reviews
A step-by-step guide for building a beautiful mantelpiece with a recessed face plate, paneled designs on the legs and face plate, and the possibility for an infinite number of variations. Using plywood and stock moldings, the reader is taken through every step of the process, with each action illustrated with a color photograph and a clear explanation. Beginning with the drawing, it proceeds with building the carcass and ends with the application of the moldings and a clear spray finish. This book should make it possible for any woodworker to create a beautiful mantel.