How To Build A Traditional Fireplace Mantel (On a Budget)

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How To Build A Traditional Fireplace Mantel (on a budget)
How To Build A Traditional Fireplace Mantel (on a budget)

 

This post is another in the “upgrades to my builder grade house” saga.  Let me start by saying I love my fireplace.  This is the first time that I have ever had a gas fireplace and I love being able to turn it on with the flip of a switch.  And there is nothing quite like curling up in comfy chair in front of the fire on a rainy day.

Having said that, the look of my builder grade fire place wasn’t exactly what I wanted, and I didn’t want to spend much money to upgrade it.  See my step by step instructions for how to build a mantel (on a budget).

Click Next to see what I started with.

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