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  1. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi all, I'm putting together a rustic mantel for our fireplace where there is currently nothing, and wanted to know if a french cleat would work in the case for mounting. (First and foremost, we have no kids, i'm not worried about people or animals swinging from it, just being structurally...
  2. Wood Finishing
    I have an 11' reclaimed cabin log beam that I want to finish for a floating wood mantel. The beam is very weathered and gray and has not been touched at all. I have no idea how to proceed. I am not certain if I want to sand the rough, gray finish down... if so, how to go about doing that...
  3. Wood Finishing
    Hello All, First time poster here, so much great content and knowledge on the site! Wife and I recently purchased a home built in the early 1940s in N. Utah. The home has undergone a few different modifications and way too many layers of paint. We are in the process of attempting to restore the...
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