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How to Create a Fireplace Mantel

A new fireplace mantel can brighten up an entire room. This project uses standard lumber and crown molding to create a fresh new look.

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Materials

  • crown molding
  • trim
  • 2x4 board
  • 1x12 boards
  • masonry screws
  • finish nails
  • wood putty
  • primer
  • paint
  • fireplace kit

Tools

  • tape measure
  • level
  • circular saw
  • screwdriver
  • drill
  • paintbrush

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