By Mario Rodriguez
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I decided to stop the plinth returns 3 in. short of the back wall, creating an interesting detail and allowing the back wall base molding to tie into the pilaster returns. The plinths are constructed identical to the upper pilaster sections, with mitered corners and rubbed glue After caulking and painting, the cast moldings should blend nicely with the milled wood moldings and trim. joints. Be sure to allow an extra 1⁄16 in. on the front piece so the assembled plinths will fit easily over the pilasters.
Don’t worry about getting a tight seam here, because it gets covered by the frieze molding. But do make sure the assembly is straight by holding a long straightedge against the face and side. The mitered cuts of the plinth blocks are glued and taped together. parts. (See p. ) 2. Rip the inside return pieces to 1 in. wide. 3. Assemble the upper pilasters. You could cut slots in the miters and use splines to align these miters, but because the pieces are short 40 GEORGIAN MANTEL Making the plinths The plinth blocks wrap around the pilasters.
Tip: If a water-based filler dries up, you can easily rehydrate it with a little tap water. You can even change the consistency if you prefer a thinner filler. 56 ticular attention to the finger joints where the solid material was spliced. 2. When the filler is dry, I use a medium-grit (120 to 150) sandpaper to remove any excess and then level the surface. 3. Clean off the filled and sanded boards with a tack rag, then apply a water-based paint primer. For a fluid coating that lays down nicely, I thinned the primer about 20 percent.
Building Fireplace Mantels: Distinctive Projects for Any Style Home by Mario Rodriguez