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How to Make a Hollow Plywood Mantel

Use these step-by-step instructions and see how careful miter cuts make this hollow mantel look like one thick piece of wood.

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Materials

  • paint
  • primer
  • birch plywood
  • 2x4 board
  • nails
  • screws
  • wood glue
  • lag screws
  • lead anchors

Tools

  • safety glasses
  • measuring tape
  • level
  • pencil
  • nail gun
  • work table
  • screw gun
  • sandpaper
  • hammer
  • paint tray
  • paint roller
  • paintbrushes
  • socket wrench
  • masonry bit
  • hammer drill
  • table saw

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