This post may tug at your heart strings, send you into a moment of nostalgia or summon the memories of time spent with your own grandfather. Read on, friends. Read on!
We just completed the installation of a very special piece!
Our client's grandfather owned a bowling alley during his years & she holds many special memories (along with a chunk of one of the maple hardwood lanes.)
The maple later served as her grandfather's workbench after he retired. Now that his grand-daughter is in the throes of a remodel, she commissioned us to create their new fireplace mantle out of this treasure. So much history!
We purposed to leave some of the more precious details that link her grandfather to this piece so our client can revisit all of those special memories with a glance at her mantle.
(The mantle was constructed in the same way we create our floating shelves so that if they ever find themselves needing to move, it can easily be removed and either continue serving as a mantle or repurpose as a unique floating shelf.)
We wish their family many years of stockings hung from this mantle & reminiscent stories told around this fireplace. We were honored to be a part of this project. ♥
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