A few years ago, I had just started into woodworking with my first two projects ever…a drafting desk and a bar for my basement. Well, shortly after that I had to move from a spacious house to a small apartment due to a work relocation, and one of the casualties of the move was the vast majority of my tools and any available space to work in. Well, I’m finally back into a home with a garage to work in, so I thought that I would get back into things with a nice and simple project that I remembered seeing in a DIY video some years back. I’m still working on reacquiring the tools that I had before, but with my cheap table saw and a router I was able to throw the mantel together last weekend. It’s just 3/4” MDF all around. I would like to build in some book shelves and perhaps cabinets in the recessed sections on either side of the fireplace this weekend, but I’m not sure of the design as of yet. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!