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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.

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Top 46 Mantels Projects

  1. 1. How to Build a Fireplace Mantel

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

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  2. 2. 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 ...

  3. 3. Mantelpiece (03:49)

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

  4. 4. Ideas for Decorating a Mantel for Summer

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

  5. 5. Outdoor Fireplace (03:20)

    In Nashville, the cousins help Trace Adkins install an outdoor fireplace.

  6. 6. 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,...

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

    Showcase a fireplace by building and installing a decorative mantel.

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

    Dylan Eastman builds a headboard from a reused vintage fireplace 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. Three Magical Holiday Mantels

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

  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. Fireplace (20:00)

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

  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    You can brighten up an outdated fireplace by creating a new mantel.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. Beam Used for Custom Mantel (00:01:00)

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

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

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

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