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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 46 Mantels Projects

  1. 1. Three Magical Holiday Mantels

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

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

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

  3. 3. Stone Veneer Fireplace Facade (00:03:18)

    Here are expert tips for adding stone veneer to revamp a dated fireplace.

  4. 4. Fireplace (20:00)

    A custom mantel is added to the fireplace with a stone veneer enhancement.

  5. 5. 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 ...

  6. 6. 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 ...

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

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

  8. 8. Festive Mantels (03:09)

    Check out these tips for a modern mantel display.

  9. 9. Old-School Charm (04:55)

    Jimmy DiResta and Kevin O'Connor add old-school charm to the cabin.

  10. 10. How to Build a Kirei Board Fireplace Mantel

    To make a fireplace stand out, try dressing it up by using a great green product called kirei board. Carter Oosterhouse shows how to us...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  11. 11. A Rustic Winter Wonderland Christmas Mantel

    Kim Byers created a Christmas mantel for DIY Network's Made + Remade blog that celebrates the outdoors with a palette of winter greens,...

  12. 12. Ideas for Decorating a Mantel for Summer

    DIY Network offers tips on how you can easily add style to your hearth this summer.

  13. 13. How to Update a Fireplace

    You can brighten up an outdated fireplace by creating a new mantel.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. 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
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