With all those cuts completed, it was time to attach it all together. I elected to use glue and screws wherever possible since this was going to be bear a heat source. While the stove and chimney don't get hot enough to ignite the wood, I surely don't want the glue to fail either!
I then made bases for the vertical pieces and then sanded the crap out of everything, stained it with Minwax English Chestnut, then hand rubbed a satin poly with 220 and 320 grit bfore mounting it all to the wall using cleats, glue and finish nails.
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. James 3:17
Last edited by Mr Mac; 09-24-2018 at 04:08 PM.