Build a fireplace surround. Thats why i decided to build a fireplace surround. For those who think that using real stone is the only way to get this look think again. Theres something so homey about a stone fireplace bringing to mind cozy nights spent with loved ones in front of a blazing hearth.
I have documented the tools and materials on my website and social media channels. Build a fireplace surround a new surround and gas insert can make a once unsightly fireplace a functional heating source and focal point. Enhance your existing fireplace surround removing flat trim and adding a three dimensional wooden mantel and pilasterscolumns to make it the centerpiece.
I am in love with the way this turned out. 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. To build the side columns for the new surround use mdf to construct two rectangular boxes with open backs.
If you like this video please. How to build a wood fireplace mantle and surround with classic design and details. I hope this video inspires you to make your house a home and diy your projects.
Our boxes measure 53 14 tall x 6 wide x 7. 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. Cut the front bottom and sides to size and attach them with glue and 1 14 pocket hole screws.
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. Today i want to show you the steps we took in creating our fireplace surround.
And then we would go get a coke at mcdonalds to celebrate and probably eat chocolate too.