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Project by Mike Gilbert posted 01-04-2013 04:38 AM 792 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been remodeling my condo for a little while now, and when I was browsing LJ’s for fireplace ideas I came across a project posted by Heath where he built a fireplace mantel out of MDF. This is my scaled down version. I made the columns and beam from MDF with a pine top. I added some 1/2 inch MDF trim on the columns and beam and some poplar crown molding around the shelf. Finally I painted it white. Also shown in these photos is the prefinished floor and slate tile that I put into my living room during the remodel. This project did not require a lot of fine woodworking but it was a fun project and the first time I was able to build something inspired by my favorite projects list on LJ’s. Thanks to Heath for the good idea.





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#1 posted 01-04-2013 05:37 AM

Nice work a good job.

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#2 posted 01-04-2013 05:13 PM

That’s the way to do it! Looks like a happy fireplace :)

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#3 posted 02-08-2013 04:56 AM

Very nice!

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#4 posted 10-01-2013 10:52 AM

Nice fireplace mantel.

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