How to make a fireplace mantel. The humble fireplace has come a long way. Home remodeling lowes creative blogger. This months challenge as a lowes creative blogger was to makeover a part of our basement.
Stand the mantel against the fireplace wall and secure it to the wall studs with 3 inch screws. I knew that it was time to finally give this fireplace a makeover. It hangs by a french cleat and has a secret compartment for things you want hidden.
We had been talking about adding a fireplace mantle to this plain brick face and this months challenge was the. Learn how to cover an old fireplace surround with marble and create a new mantel using an old door frame and molding. Once merely a means of cooking up grub and keeping rooms warm its now a ceremonial focal point that symbolizes the cozy comforts of winterand a wood mantel gives the hearth even more warmth.
Cut a poplar shelf to fit across the top of the mantel then nail the shelf to the nailer strip.