You can convert your dull, lack luster fireplace into a showplace for you, your family and your guests with one of these mantel plans. A fireplace adds warmth to any room and a well made mantel highlights this feature.
Always read the mantel plans and fireplace surround plans carefully and make sure that there is enough information provided for you to be able to complete the project - before you invest in materials. Some of the plans are excellent, giving a great deal of instruction in text, pictures and drawings while other plans are only drawings and still others are only sketches.
As well, some of the mantel plans and fireplace surround plans require a woodworking shop that is outfitted with a good selection of stationary power tools such as a table saw, jointer and thickness planer.
These mantel and fireplace surround plans are for the intermediate to expert woodworker.