In many cases, the fireplace mantel ideas are the centerpiece of the living room or living room and that is often the first thing that customers see when they enter the room. If this is the case in your home, make sure that the fireplace is something worthy of showing off to your customers by building an attractive fireplace.
The construction of the chimney itself is not a difficult task, but care must be taken to install it to ensure that it complies with all building regulations and to ensure the shelf of the wall studs so that it receives adequate support. Cut a piece of wood 1 by 12 inches to the desired length of the decorating a fireplace for use as a shell for your mantelpiece. The shell should be at least several inches wider than the chimney itself on each side. Keep the shell above the chimney with the plane and narrow edge on the wall so that the top edge is approximately 60 inches above the ground.
This is the standard height of mantels for fireplaces. Measure the chimney with a tape measure to find the exact center and align the center of the shell with the center of the chimney. If the wall behind the fireplace is brick, secure the shell in place by driving 10-inch masonry screws through the wood in the mortar joints between the bricks in the wall behind.