This oak mantelpiece was made in collaboration with Thomas Philpott Cabinet Makers. The brief was to create a design which was a replica of an existing 17th century mantel that the client already has in their house (shown in second photo - painted white). To make the project the original was extensively photographed and then computer models of all the carvings were created using the photographs for reference. The models were adjusted in size to allow the mantel to fit into the available space before carving on the CNC machine ready for finish and assembly. The installed dimensions of the mantel are: 1405mm x 1250mm x 250mm.
In the first block of images below you can see completed pictures of the mantel. In the second block are images of some of the build process.