How To Build A Fireplace Mantel
Have you ever wanted to know how to build a fireplace mantel? Oh come on; I'll bet you have a fireplace in your home. So many
contemporary houses have at least one. Granted, most of them are gas fireplaces. But, you still need a mantel above it regardless. And sadly not all fireplaces come with one. Take my current home for example. It was built in 1997. However, there is no fireplace mantel above the marble, wood-burning fireplace. Yes, I did say marble. I know, I hate this as well. Doesn't anyone appreciate good old-fashioned brick or stone anymore? I'm not into this contemporary trash. Anyway, I needed to learn how to build a fireplace mantel so that we could place our family pictures above the fire, and have a place to hang those stockings at Christmas time. You know the routine.
If you are wondering how to build a fireplace mantel, then look no further than your personal computer. I'm sure you have some sort of Internet access, so I suggest you hop online for some wonderful information. I say it's wonderful because it's didactical and free of charge. I was able to find a website that walked me through the steps of building and mounting a fine fireplace mantel. Once I was finished constructing and sanding mine, I painted it white to match the walls. Then came the braces. Of course you have to use some sort of braces. I crafted a couple from wood. They worked perfectly. It's all about the measuring. If everything is measured and sized properly, there's no reason why it shouldn't work. We currently enjoy our hand-made fireplace mantel and it looks just as good as any purchased one. You too can learn how to build a fireplace mantel in no time at all. It actually
requires few supplies and can be completed in a day's time.
I fireplace mantel is just one of those things. If you have the fireplace, then you need the mantel. This is one of the first things my wife said when we looked at this home. It was then I knew that I would have to learn how to build a fireplace mantel. She's more of the delegating type. And demanding as well. Oh well, at least we now have an awesome fireplace mantel to enjoy. Hop online and see how to craft yours today.
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