The mantel design for this particular project is built around a zero-clearance firebox with a stone surround, but it will work as well with any number of surround treatments like brick or tile.
A full fireplace mantel surround is a great way to adorn your fireplace. Not only does it provide a focal point of beauty in your home, but it also provides an area to display family portraits, plants, Christmas stockings, and other decorations.
Learn how to build a fireplace mantel shelf for your home. A custom made shelf mantle will adorn your fireplace and help achieve that special focal point of interest in your home. They are relatively easy to construct and mount.
These step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to build a fireplace mantel with decorative accents.
Plans for a fireplace mantle project that shows elegant proportion, restraint, and balance…and it can be built in a weekend. PDF file.
Enhance your existing fireplace surround, removing flat trim and adding a three-dimensional wooden mantel and pilasters/columns to make it the centerpiece.