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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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Top 46 Mantels Projects

  1. 1. How To Build A Custom TV Lift

    Visit DIYNetwork.com to learn how to build a remote-controlled TV lift. See the how-to project and helpful step-by-step project with ph...

  2. 2. Client's First Home (00:20:00)

    The odds are stacked against Jon & Terry as they create a living room.

  3. 3. 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 ...

  4. 4. Rock-Out Room (03:19)

    A living room's 60s rock wall is blasted to the past behind a new wall.

  5. 5. How to Precast a Stone Fireplace

    These step-by-step instructions show how to use precast stone to convert a dull-looking fireplace into a stone masterpiece.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  6. 6. Installing a Salvaged Mantel (00:03:46)

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

  7. 7. Rock Out Room (20:01)

    Homeowners are in desperate need of an inviting adult hangout.

  8. 8. Showcase Fireplace With Mantel (00:01:00)

    Showcase a fireplace by building and installing a decorative mantel.

  9. 9. 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.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  10. 10. A Mantel Masterpiece (02:01)

    Show off your creative flair with these festive mantel decorating ideas.

  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. Three Magical Holiday Mantels

    DIY experts list three mantels that would make any holiday home special.

  13. 13. DIY Vintage Mantel Headboard (00:02:28)

    Dylan Eastman builds a headboard from a reused vintage fireplace mantel.

  14. 14. Fireplace Mantel Designs

    Customize a fireplace mantel by decorating it with a one-of-a-kind design. Get tips from DIYNetwork.com to create a fireplace mantel th...

  15. 15. Beam Used for Custom Mantel (00:01:00)

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

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