Iroko Mantle Shelf - Mrs J Strachan
This project was commissioned for Mrs J Strachan, Fraserburgh. The Mantle Shelf rests on two scrolled buttresses.
Depth: 180mm (7 inches)
Width: 1450mm (4 feet 10 inches)
Height: 640mm (2 feet 2 inches)
The 180mm wide mantle shelf is mortice and tenoned and glued onto the scroll buttresses. The scrolls are screwed from behind onto back plates. The back plates are secret keyhole fixed onto the wall face. There are no fixings visible. The mantle shelf is fitted last and glued onto the tenons at the top of the scrolls.
The shelf and supports received a liberal coat of linseed oil.
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