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Fireplace Mantel No. 2

Cut down a white ash tree in August 2019, and decided to use the wood for a fireplace mantle.

Slabs cut out Cut to size
Here it is ready to hang. September 18, 2020, just over a year since I cut down the tree. Notice the angle hanger brackets. Also, I inculed the can of varnish because it was a project too. I got it from my dad's house and it have about an inch and a half of solids in the bottom to mix up. Took about a half hour with a power mixer.
Finished and hung. Looks OK I guess.

This wasn't the first fireplace mantle I built. I did one for John & Liz first.

It's also not the first wood that I've cut and milled. I