Completed Mantle

Completed mantle.

Finito… We added corbels underneath as much for looks as anything but they do add some added stiffness to the mantle. The trim is solid red oak stained with a light application of walnut stain followed by an application of mahogany stain, all lovingly applied by Lannie. She then applied three coats of oil based polyurethane to the entire mantle with light sandings in between the first two coats and the last coat. She did a great job and it looks fantastic. The wood carving perched on the mantle (instead of a TV) was an acquisition made by her in Haiti many years ago.

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