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How to Build a Fireplace Mantel

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

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Top 45 Mantels Projects

  1. 1. Mantelpiece (03:49)

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

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

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

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

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

  4. 4. Festive Mantels (03:09)

    Check out these tips for a modern mantel display.

  5. 5. Coastal Christmas Mantel Decorating Ideas

    Ellen Foord's fireplace mantel design mixes soft, natural style with coastal details. Find more of Ellen's mantel decorating ideas and ...

  6. 6. 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    A mantel can be a great accent to a fireplace, but a worn or out-of-date mantel can often take away from this great home feature.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
  7. 7. Cleaning Brick Fireplaces (00:01:45)

    Try some of these ways to get stained, dirty bricks clean on a mantel.

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

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

  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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...

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

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

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

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

  13. 13. 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...

  14. 14. 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    You can brighten up an outdated fireplace by creating a new mantel.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
  15. 15. Fireplace (20:00)

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

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