Custom fireplace mantels are types of mantels that are designed exclusively for you, and are individually made by you or a professional. These types of mantals can be made in any material, and you can have any style or design that you want.
How to Build Custom Fireplace Mantels
To build custom fireplace mantels, you need to have an idea of what you want. Look at your space and your room and decide what type of style, design and material is right for you.
After you have decided what type of mantel you want to create, you need to make a drawing or blueprint of what you want. This creates a template that you can work from and gives you a foundation to build on.
Once you have determined your blue print, you will have to buy your materials and gather your tools. You will need to sand down your materials to ensure that every part of your mantel is smooth. This is to make sure that there are no injuries that occur with splinters or jaded edges.
You will then begin to install the materials of your mantel. Depending on your design, you will level off a big piece, and make sure it is straight against the wall. This piece of material needs to be secured on the ends to make sure it is sturdy enought to hold pictures and valuables.
Once these parts are secure, you can the add on any custom pieces to make your custom fireplace mantel special and unique.