Build a fireplace surround. I have documented the tools and materials on my website and social media channels. Theres something so homey about a stone fireplace bringing to mind cozy nights spent with loved ones in front of a blazing hearth. And then we would go get a coke at mcdonalds to celebrate and probably eat chocolate too.
Enhance your existing fireplace surround removing flat trim and adding a three dimensional wooden mantel and pilasterscolumns to make it the centerpiece. To build the side columns for the new surround use mdf to construct two rectangular boxes with open backs. Cut the front bottom and sides to size and attach them with glue and 1 14 pocket hole screws.
Amanda bell september 11th 2013 i love the layout of our new homes living room but my husband evan and i felt there was something noticeably missing from it. Make your own with our clear how to. In this video you will learn how i made the shaker fireplace surround and mantel.
Thats why i decided to build a fireplace surround. For those who think that using real stone is the only way to get this look think again. Inspiration family spaces building a custom electric fireplace surround.
Our boxes measure 53 14 tall x 6 wide x 7. Determine the size of your boxes by measuring the distance from the brick to the edge of the mantel and then from the mantel to the floor. Today i want to show you the steps we took in creating our fireplace surround.
How to build a wood fireplace mantle and surround with classic design and details. If you like this video please. Diy network has instructions on how to cover an old fireplace surround with marble and create a new mantel using an old door frame and molding.
Build the diy fireplace surround box beam header the mdf box beam is made from 34 mdf and 14 pine supports and has a solid front and bottom with an open back and top.