I started this project with 1x3 mdf primed molding and used 1x5 for the base. For the hearth I used 1x8 knotty pine and created a box, distressed and stained it. I glued veneer to the sides so you couldn't see the seems. To finish off the project I used 1x6 mdf boards to create shiplap effect and painted them grey. I love how cozy this fireplace makes the room.
The shiplap effect was about $65, the rest of the project was about $100.
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Knotty Pine & Primed MDF boards
Polyurethane Dark Walnut Stain & poly in one, Sherwin Williams Peppercorn paint.
Recommended Skill Level