Here are some of the first fireplace mantels that I built. They illustrate how different fireplace “Matrices” can be built from a variety of materials, and how they look once molded and cast.
The next post includes a “how to” for how to build the matrix for a fireplace, and what it looks like once molded, cast, and painted.
Later in 2014, my website will feature a series of 1/144 scale vignettes featuring these and other fireplaces.
Examples of the matrix for two fireplace mantels are below–along with the completed (but unpainted) fireplaces.