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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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Top 45 Mantels Projects

  1. 1. Living-Room Fireplace Rebirth (00:03:06)

    A new mantel and built-ins totally transform a blah living-room fireplace.

  2. 2. Installing a Mantel on Stone (00:03:53)

    The Taylors' renovation turns a trashed family room into a treasure.

  3. 3. Mantelpiece (03:49)

    Creating a custom mantel is easy and quick using these steps.

  4. 4. Install a Fireplace Mantel and Add Stone Veneer Facing

    Use these instructions to easily give a fireplace a new mantel as well as a new stone veneer facing.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  5. 5. Bamboo Mantel (00:02:05)

    Here's an inside look at the building of a bamboo-plywood mantel slipcover.

  6. 6. Memorable Mantels (00:02:53)

    Create and hang these stockings stuffed full of personality on your mantel.

  7. 7. Installing a Salvaged Mantel (00:03:46)

    Here are expert tips for refinishing and installing a salvaged mantel.

  8. 8. How to Install a Floating Mantel

    One of the best ways to brighten a dark brick fireplace is by installing a floating mantel. This project shows you how to install one s...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  9. 9. Updating a Fireplace (01:00)

    Don't demo that outdated fireplace: cover it up in style.

  10. 10. Salvaged Mantel and Surround (00:04:13)

    Joanne turns a salvaged window frame into a fireplace mantel and surround.

  11. 11. How to Build a Fireplace Mantel

    These step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to build a fireplace mantel with decorative accents.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  12. 12. Beam Used for Custom Mantel (00:01:00)

    A wooden beam is repurposed as a custom mantel for a bathroom fireplace.

  13. 13. Luxe-Rustic Mantel Decorating Ideas

    Amy Bell's fireplace mantel design mixes luxe and rustic elements for an eye-catching look. Find more of Amy's mantel decorating ideas ...

  14. 14. Media Room Makeover (03:19)

    They went shopping for babyproofing supplies and got a media room makeover.

  15. 15. How to Make a Fireplace Mantel Using an Old Door Frame

    DIY Network has instructions on how to cover an old fireplace surround with marble and create a new mantel using an old door frame and ...

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