How to build a fireplace mantel shelf with crown molding. Cut a poplar shelf to fit across the top of the mantel then nail the shelf to the nailer strip. Learn how to build a fireplace mantel shelf for your home. Also nail at an angle up through the crown molding and into the underside of the mantel shelf.
Start with baseboard at the bottom add crown molding at the top then add astragal molding below the crown molding and along the bottom of the breast. Use a power miter saw to cut both ends of the front crown molding d to 45 degrees and then glue and nail to front nailer h and side crown moldings e. Select build trim molding line from the menu then click and drag to draw one or more lines that follow the edges of the mantel that will face the room.
A custom made shelf mantle will adorn your fireplace and help achieve that special focal point of interest in your home. Miter and nail the doorstop to the mantels interior edges to finish the return to the surround. This article will show you how to build a fireplace mantel from scratchremember you can add your own special touch by altering the design with trim accents to appease your taste.
World of moulding santa ana ca. Learn how to build a tv lift discreetly tucked behind a fireplace mantel. With 45 degree miter cuts at all corners place and attach the crown molding mantel to the brace and breastplate with 1 inch finish nails image 1.
In this example the molding polyline displays in red around a fireplace insert and pilasters so that it can be easily seen. Also nail at an angle up through the crown molding and into the underside of the mantel shelf.