How to build a fireplace surround for a gas fireplace. Cut two pieces of mdf to make the cleats that will hold the columns to the wall. How to make a fireplace surround and mantel. Cut the front bottom and sides to size and attach them with glue and 1 14 pocket hole screws.
We only have about 4 inches between the wood and the fireplace opening on the sides. Photo by wendell t. Get easy tips for a diy fireplace surround and learn how to build a fireplace mantel on a budget.
Therefore it technically cannot be a working fireplace. Use wall screws to secure the cleat to the wall on either side of the fireplace. And down both sides of the fireplace to cover the vents because we wanted to cover the vents we had to attach the wood a little bit closer to the fireplace opening than we would have liked.
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Find this pin and more on build it by celeste chachere. Each length of felt should be. 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.
The cleats should measure 1 12 inches less than the height and width of your column box. Step two how to build a stone veneer fireplace surround. Build a fireplace surround a new surround and gas insert can make a once unsightly fireplace a functional heating source and focal point.
Working from the bottom up staple horizontal lengths of builders felt to the front and sides of the fireplace where the stones will go overlapping the lengths by 2 inches or more.