Been trying for a few weeks to come up with an idea for my fireplace mantle. Found this Doug Fir beam on Crag's list - 6 x 10 by 16'. Not bad for $75!
I ran it through the planner a couple of times just to get an idea of what I was working with. Not bad! The shorter piece will go for some fill in - hard to explain - I'll show it when it happens. The longer will be the mantel and run across the top of built in cabinets on either side of the fireplace. A little over 10' in length. I'll slice off a bit on the band saw to make it about 4 1/4" thick.
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