DIY Network

How to Create a Contemporary Mantel

A mantel can be a great accent to a fireplace, but a worn or out-of-date mantel can often take away from this great home feature.

More in Decorating

Materials

  • 3/4" birch plywood
  • countersink screws
  • 1" brads
  • carpenter's glue
  • 1-1/2" ledger pieces

Tools

  • drill
  • brad nailer
  • trowel
  • pencil
  • safety goggles

Advertisement