Solid Walnut Mantle
The mantle for Wichita is taking shape fast. One more day and it will be ready for installation, I plan on making the trip and doing the install on Monday. The form is very simple as well as the method of construction, the trickiest part of the project is taking every precautionary measure in assembly to allow the wood to expand and contract with the seasons. Since it is a mantle it will have wide quick changes in moisture level and that could lead to splitting or warping.