DIY Faux Fireplace and Mantel

Add warmth, character and style to your home with this easy farmhouse style DIY faux fireplace and mantel. Raw wood, shiplap, and a freestanding fireplace!

Add warmth, character and style to your home with this easy farmhouse style DIY faux fireplace and mantel. Raw wood, shiplap, and a freestanding fireplace!

How to build a faux farmhouse style fireplace and mantel

To start building a farmhouse fireplace and mantel, you first must assess the space that you want to use to install it. I chose a blank wall in my bedroom. You want to look for a space that is central to the room, where it can become the focal point, because you certainly want it to be seen and to stand out. Mine is visible from my bedroom door and commands the space. That is what I wanted.

Here is a list of supplies and tools we used to build our farmhouse fireplace and mantel:

  • 1 by 12 inch planks of wood- we used 3 10 ft lengths
  • compound miter saw
  • table saw
  • 1 by 1 inch square trim
  • optional decorative trim
  • shiplap for the inside of the fireplace
  • brad nailer
  • air compressor
  • sander
  • DIY weathered wood stain
  • freestanding fireplace

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