Building a fireplace surround. Building a fireplace mantel for my son house. Make your own with our clear how to. With a finishing trowel spread it over the lath first using a downward motion to fill the cups then building the surface to a thickness of inch by using a side to side or fanning motion to spread more mortar over the first layer.
Add the base layers. The vents were going to need to be covered up by the surround. How to build a fireplace surround.
The box beam header will support the reclaimed box beam fireplace mantel. While youre at it you can reduce the bulk with a slimmer model. Consult a professional if there are any reframing needs due to building codes.
New fireplace surround and mantel. The fireplace surround is finished with pine face trim along with cove and crown molding for some added detail. Step two how to build a stone veneer fireplace surround.
The diy fireplace surround is made of two pillar supports and a mdf box beam header. Cy started the project by building a frame above the mantle ledge to create a flat surface between the two places where the brick stuck out. Build a fireplace surround a new surround and gas insert can make a once unsightly fireplace a functional heating source and focal point.