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How to Make a Fireplace Mantel

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Last Updated on 1 month by Dominick Amorosso

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Fireplace Mantel

This is a series of pictures taken while making this fireplace mantel. Like I say in the video I really just winged it. I had an idea of what I wanted it to look like but really didn’t know where I was going. And that’s Ok. Most projects start out that way. You know what you want but you’re just not that sure. Hey, you can always start over, right ?.

45 degree cut mantelPin
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Cutting the boards on a 45 makes a much nicer join. If done right, you won’t even be able to see it. Otherwise, you will see the ugly grain end of the board. Cutting this is very easy with a table saw set on a 45-degree angle.

45 degree board cutPin
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Just placing some of the boards to get an idea of what I was looking for. This way I could just make easy changes or adjustments as I go.

Mantel going together Pin
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Just a hollow box is what you end up with. But don’t tell anyone. It’s a great place to hide stuff.

top mantel viewPin
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Very important that you use everything. Nails alone are just not good enough.

Gluing the cove trimPin
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And the finished product just the way I wanted it. I think anyway.

Fireplace mantel with stonePin
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How to make a fireplace mantel and surround
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Comments ( 2 )

  1. Could you please list all of the materials and tools you used in building your fireplace mantel? Thank you.

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