Fireplace Mantel and Surround

Submitted by BeingHome on Sat, 02/23/2013 - 16:47

With a desire to decorate a mantel for the holidays, my husband and I decided to build a fireplace mantel and surround. This was our first building project.

Inspired by the faux mantel at Blue Roof Cabin blog and with the drawn up plans from Ana White, this mantel was fairly easy to build.

I (we) are very happy with the results. Since the plans were adapted to fit around our existing fireplace, the completed dimensions are 66 1/2 inches high x 74 3/4 wide. Total cost came to $130.81

For more details about the building process, please check out the tutorial.

Thank you.


Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Poplar Pine.
Finish Used
Behr Ultra (paint and primer in one) in ultra white finish.
Recommended Skill Level