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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. 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...

  2. 2. Decorating Ideas for Fireplace Mantels and Walls

    Get traditional, modern and country decorating tips for filling your fireplace mantel from DIY Network.

  3. 3. How to Paint a Brick Fireplace

    DIY Network has instructions on how to transform an old fireplace with new paint and molding.

  4. 4. Bamboo Mantel (00:02:05)

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

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

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

  6. 6. 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 ...

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

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

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

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

  9. 9. A Wintry Christmas Mantel With Vintage Style

    Hannah Slaughter's Christmas mantel includes vintage touches and handmade details. Find more of Hannah's mantel decorating ideas and ho...

  10. 10. How to Build a Custom Mantel Cover

    If you wish your fireplace mantel had a bit more style, you don’t have to spend a lot of money replacing it.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    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. 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
  13. 13. How to Create a Contemporary Mantel

    A mantel can be a great accent to a fireplace, but a worn or out-of-date mantel can often take away from this great home feature.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  14. 14. Showcase Fireplace With Mantel (00:01:00)

    Showcase a fireplace by building and installing a decorative mantel.

  15. 15. Blogger Challenge: HGTV Holiday House Fireplace Mantel Design

    Five crafty bloggers were challenged to share their visions for the fireplace mantel design at HGTV's Holiday House. See their unique m...

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