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Forum topic by steve223 posted 06-01-2014 10:40 AM 778 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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steve223

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06-01-2014 10:40 AM

I am going to be redoing a fireplace mantel and I am looking for suggestions. It is just some sort of rough 6”x6” that someone painted there are no vertical “pillars” and I am thinking about building it out by attaching some sort of furring strips and then jacketing it with some sort of hardwood. I’ve never done anything like this before and I am looking for tips and ideas. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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#1 posted 06-01-2014 02:03 PM

When faced with similar situations, we usually search Google for ideas we like that I think I can build.

Here's a fireplace and oak mantel I built in our living room about 3 years ago.

Here’s the one in our MBR that was plain brown brick with a rough sawn board as a mantel. I added tile, a new mantel, and bookshelves from pine:

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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