Half Log Mantel

The large stones above the firebox went in with rebar pins, epoxy, wire and wood bracing.  The stone work has begun in earnest and very quickly it was time for the mantel.  A log ripped in half was predrilled and slid onto pins that I epoxied into the concrete filled blocks.  It went in very easily and in no time the rocks were tucked underneath it.  The mantel really adds to the rustic beauty of the project.  I am up above the mantel now and the stone is going fast.  Too much stuff in the way for current pictures but bedMantel Install mantel full view mantel detail