How to make a fireplace mantel. Home remodeling lowes creative blogger. Cut a poplar shelf to fit across the top of the mantel then nail the shelf to the nailer strip. Once merely a means of cooking up grub and keeping rooms warm its now a ceremonial focal point that symbolizes the cozy comforts of winterand a wood mantel gives the hearth even more warmth.
Learn how to cover an old fireplace surround with marble and create a new mantel using an old door frame and molding. Stand the mantel against the fireplace wall and secure it to the wall studs with 3 inch screws. The humble fireplace has come a long way.
In this video i demonstrate how to build a rustic faux beam that can be used as a mantel or a shelf. Use the height and depth of the crown molding to determine the size of the mantel. This months challenge as a lowes creative blogger was to makeover a part of our basement.
Make it larger than your existing mantel so that you can install crown molding at an angle connecting the old and new mantels thus beefing up the height and width of the mantel.