My wife had a vision for our entryway. She wanted to get a small vintage mantle where we could have a place to put our keys and display small vases or sculptures. Unfortunately, we quickly learned that this isn't something that's easy to find if it exists at all. All the vintage mantles we found were enormous so I decided to design and print one myself.
Since my wife is originally from St. Louis, I decided on giving the mantle a fleur-de-lis motif. I also added a large slot that can be used for both keys and mail. To help prevent things from falling off the mantle's ledge, there are circular recessed areas to put vases, sculptures, or anything else one may want to display.
In order to print it as one piece for Shapeways, I had to trim the ledge down on the sides which you may notice if you compare the photos to Shapeway's 3D render. Either way, we love this in our home and you will too!
A Note on Pricing: This thing is absolutely enormous for a single 3D-printed piece and thus, is very expensive.