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Jerry has finished "Kootenay Lake Survival" mantel for our customer's new home in British Columbia, Canada. The elements carved into the mantel face at the left and right ends wrap into the left and right returns. The blue heron's body at center right is carved for the top of the mantel, but his head and feet are carved into the "water." The top is carved out to mimic the surface of the lake, which will allow light to filter from above the mantel into the carving. This mantel was commissioned for extra depth of carving along the 24" center.

The first set of photos show the carved mantel before the finish was applied.  The second set are of the finished mantel.

The carving, from beginning to end, is also featured in our section called "Start to Finish."  Hi Derek and Heather!