Free Plans: Federal Fireplace Mantel
In this excerpt from his book Building Fireplace Mantels, Mario provides step-by-step advice on how to create a classic mantel for your fireplace. His advice can also be modified to match a design of your own.
The supplied free woodworking plans detail how to choose materials, prime the parts, install the mantel, and finish it. This structurally straigh-forward plan can built in a weekend. Three boards joined together with biscuits form the foundation which is fastened to a wall. Add vertical pilasters, a horizontal architrave, a mantel shelf and a few moldings and you’re ready to paint
CLICK HERE for the free project plans to make this Simple Federal Fireplace Mantel.