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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 42 Mantels Projects

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

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

  2. 2. Install a Fireplace Mantel and Add Stone Veneer Facing

    Use these instructions to easily give a fireplace a new mantel as well as a new stone veneer facing.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  3. 3. Installing a Salvaged Mantel (00:03:46)

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

  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Old-School Charm (04:55)

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

  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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 ...

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

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

  9. 9. 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 ...

  10. 10. Fireplace Makeovers: Before and Afters From House Crashers

    DIY Network's House Crashers takes you through beautiful fireplace makeovers. Get inspired to transform your fireplace with these photo...

  11. 11. A Natural and Sophisticated Christmas Mantel

    Emily Fazio's Christmas mantel mixes Scandinavian design with natural touches. Find more of Emily's mantel decorating ideas on DIY Netw...

  12. 12. 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.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. Rock Out Room (20:01)

    Homeowners are in desperate need of an inviting adult hangout.

  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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