Build a fireplace surround. How to build a wood fireplace mantle and surround with classic design and details. Inspiration family spaces building a custom electric fireplace surround. Determine the size of your boxes by measuring the distance from the brick to the edge of the mantel and then from the mantel to the floor.
Build the diy fireplace surround box beam header the mdf box beam is made from 34 mdf and 14 pine supports and has a solid front and bottom with an open back and top. Thats why i decided to build a fireplace surround. Today i want to show you the steps we took in creating our fireplace surround.
Todays cast stone veneer looks a lot like the real thing with styles ranging from stacked stone to river rock. Build a fireplace surround a new surround and gas insert can make a once unsightly fireplace a functional heating source and focal point. Amanda bell september 11th 2013 i love the layout of our new homes living room but my husband evan and i felt there was something noticeably missing from it.
To build the side columns for the new surround use mdf to construct two rectangular boxes with open backs. Diy network has instructions on how to cover an old fireplace surround with marble and create a new mantel using an old door frame and molding. If you like this video please.
I hope this video inspires you to make your house a home and diy your projects. I am in love with the way this turned out. Our boxes measure 53 14 tall x 6 wide x 7.
And then we would go get a coke at mcdonalds to celebrate and probably eat chocolate too. I have documented the tools and materials on my website and social media channels. For those who think that using real stone is the only way to get this look think again.
Cut the front bottom and sides to size and attach them with glue and 1 14 pocket hole screws.