Building a fireplace mantel. You have many options when it comes to fireplace design like fuel types locations firebox liners ventilation systems and masonry treatments. This project uses standard lumber and crown molding to create a fresh new look. Stand the mantel against the fireplace wall and secure it to the wall studs with 3 inch screws.
When building your own fireplace mantel make sure that strength and durability are a priority. Before beginning this project check your local building codes. The fireplace shelf will hold various novelties picture frames and other decorative items.
A new fireplace mantel can brighten up an entire room. For fire safety the standard distance between the firebox and combustible materials is 12 inches. The humble fireplace has come a long way.
This classic mantel features an arched frieze and can be built using basic carpentry skills. The fireplace shelf will hold various novelties picture frames and other decorative items. Cut a poplar shelf to fit across the top of the mantel then nail the shelf to the nailer strip.
Mantels alone include a whole array of choices.