Friday, April 3, 2009

I'm building a fireplace mantle

And of course, to do it in any normal, stable manner would just be out of the question. No, I wanted columns and go-gahs, but to buy all that trim and put it together like normal people have done for decades? No, not me.

I went to the Covington Reuse Center (the place we got all of our closet doors) and bought some weird exterior foam trim stuff that I'd been eyeing for months. I know that the original purpose of this stuff is that you somehow slap it on the outside of one of these new "I can build you a new home in 7 days or less" monstrosities and it's supposed to look all castle-y.

This is either going to be very cool, or really really stupid. I'm taking pictures. I'm just hoping I didn't waste $100.

Time... and bondo... will tell.

1 comment:

Todd - Home Construction Improvement said...

Can't wait to see what you come up with. I've built several custom mantels over the last few years and I like seeing what other folks come up with.