We recently completed our last project, under the category "remove all log and knotty pine from our house". We built a new mantel or should I say "floating mantel" for our fireplace. While I was browsing the Young House Love website, I found myself looking at their floating shelves, in their dining room and figured one shelf would work as a mantel. All of the mantels we had looked in stores or online were too long, too fancy or too expensive. This one is a nice, simple and affordable design that fits in great with the rest of our house. I found the directions here and changed the dimensions (increased the height, shortened the length) around to work for our mantel.
(Don't mind the baby on the floor)
|Chris patching up some holes from the old mantel|
Sorry about the poor picture quality