At one time this was a very nice looking mantel surrounded by cut field stone.
One day while my wife was at work, I decided to spice it
up a little. I added odd pieces of pine to the front and then
began carving with a small sanding drum.
No, I didn't finish by the time she arrived home. All she said was, I will let you know what I think of it when you are
The outcome was a good one.