When we had the house built (2006), we told the builder that a mantle was not to be included in the building, as we (wife, Selena, and I) were going to design and build it. Using some left over Crown Molding from the kitchen, and the shape of the “Bar” supports, we came up with this mantle. Luckily we had left over stain from the kitchen cabinets and were able to match the color.
In addition to the mantle, we have a glass display case and an entertainment center that I built years ago (?).
-- Keith "Shin" Schindler