Submitted by lugfish on Sat, 11/21/2015 - 20:47

I really loved the design of Mimi's Faux Mantle. But the wife wanted an electric fireplace for the living room, so after shopping around for them and not finding any that we liked. I suggested we use the Mimi's Faux Mantle design and custom it to fit an electric firebox. We order and firebox then followed the plans pretty close as you. Then finished it in a pure white with an espresso stain. This was our second wood project and had a great time working together on this project. We can't believe how it came out and are already planning more projects.

Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Finish Used
Pure white with an espresso stain
Recommended Skill Level



Sun, 11/22/2015 - 14:49

This is exactly what I'm looking to build! Can you give more detail?  Maybe point me to the electric fireplace that you used?


Mon, 11/23/2015 - 13:29

thanks, The electric fireplace insert I bought was a 26 inch SimpliFire insert from HEAT & GLO. I ordered from a local vendor and it took a few weeks to get. They had two sizes and based on the space and the plans I went with the 26in. I really liked the look of Mimi's Faux Mantle, so I used those plans but had to change them just a little. First I had to build the opening around the insert and then add sides. I didn't need to but I added a bottom mantle to make it feel like a really fire place.Oh I also made the top mantel a little more bigger than the plans. I hope this helps and good luck on building yours. If you need any more info just let me know.

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