First Fireplace Surround with Mantel

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Project by RookieWorker posted 432 days ago 582 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife decided she wanted a fireplace surround with mantel, so I decided to give it a try myself. This is only my second build ever and first surround/mantel. It turned out pretty good. I did this one in Poplar, Kilzed, and painted white. I added crown mold for some of the decorative trim. I did cheat a little bit, being new to this building stuff! I used the corner blocks from Home Depot to cut down on having to cut so many matching corners. They actually turned out looking very nice. Hope you like!

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#1 posted 432 days ago

It looks nice and I’m sure your wife loves it.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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#2 posted 428 days ago

It looks good, a great addition to the living room. Well done!

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