Last week Brent introduced us to the Georgian Style of building. This week, he'll show us how to build a Georgian-style mantle. We'll look a the Tuscan Order, which does not have as much ornamentation as Brent will employ in his final piece, but gives us a good insight into the order and structure. Remember, this is a system built on scale and proportion.
The basic components are the beam that runs across and the column. The horizontal elements are what we're building in a mantle. Why? Because if we have a fire box, essentially a big dark hole, we're spanning that opening with a mantle that provides support. In this supporting element we've got three parts: the cornice, the frieze and the architrave (the supporting element).
Learn more about the components of a Georgian mantle by watching the full video.