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Easiest DIY Faux Mantle | Ana White


No where to hang stockings?  Want a focal point in your living room?  But don’t want to tackle a huge project or home renovation?

We got you.

For about $50 in lumber, you can build your own faux mantle in an afternoon!

This is an easy beginner project that does not require fancy tools or lots of woodworking experience.  Just cut and screw together, nail boards to the front!

Customization Ideas

This is a very easy project to customize.  Here’s a few ideas:

  • Add an interesting back, pallet wood, shiplap, or a faux stone
  • Use reclaimed wood or scrap wood on the front facing pieces for a rustic look that saves money
  • Add moulding under the top for a fancier look
  • Hooks for stockings across the top to make hanging stockings easy
  • Try a rustic stain to add a farmhouse feel to your home

Real Family Builds it – Watch and See!

Our social media manager Jennifer built this with her family.  Jennifer considers herself a beginner woodworker and only has a few tools and a basic garage to work out of.  Watch her build it in this video:

Are you ready to build it yourself? Free plans follow!


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