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BLUE WILLOW KITCHEN PROJECT 3


   
STEP THREE Build the mantelpiece.

  The mitred end of the shelf
A close up of the mitred end of the top shelf.

 
1. Cut a shelf (A) for the top measuring 20 mm x 136 mm. (We used a piece of wood with a moulding along one side so we mitred the corners and stuck them with PVA glue. When this was dry we sanded the shelf perfectly flat).

2. Cut the following lengths of wood from 2 mm thick strips:

· 1 length (B) 14 mm x 90 mm to form the central span
· 2 lengths (C) 14 mm x 136 mm for the uprights
· 2 lengths (D) 14 mm x 20 mm to form the base of the uprights
· 2 pieces of tiny moulding (E) 14 mm long
· 2 brackets (F) 10 mm wide cut from a length of coving

 
Diagram of mantelpiece

   
3. Glue the 2 shorter pieces to the base of the uprights and add a tiny piece of moulding to the join. Glue the central piece into position and glue the shelf above. Glue in the decorative brackets.

   
Finished mantelpiece

   
4. Paint or stain and set aside until step 4.



   
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