How to build a wood fireplace mantel on the cheap!
Wanna see how some fresh paint and a cheap DIY wood mantel transformed my outdated fireplace?
In this easy tutorial, I am going to show you how to build this wood beam mantel for just $30 and in under 2 hours.
– Common Board – finishing nails and hammer – Circular Saw or Mitre Saw – Wood Stain – Foam Brush and Rag to apply stain
Cut the top board and face boards to desired dimensions. This depends on the length of your fireplace.
Nail all sides of the boards together. Tip: Start by nailing sides of mantel to top board.
Once mantel is assembled, you can distress boards if desired and then stain. To mimic the look of oak, I used a custom formula.
Now you are ready to install your mantel! You will need to use masonry or lag screws if you will be installing on brick!