Fireplace mantel over existing concrete mantel

Angela Mencucci
by Angela Mencucci
How do you build a larger fireplace mantel over an existing concrete mantel?
  2 answers
  • Linda Y Linda Y on Feb 04, 2016
    Design your new fire surround as a box section to fit over the old concrete and fix either to the wall or into the old concrete then glue a mantel shelf to the top or screw down if you prefer. Then you can add mouldings and paint or varnish.
  • MN Mom MN Mom on Feb 04, 2016
    Angela this is my fireplace before and after. We had a woodworker create a custom mantel that slid right over our existing one. It's secured to the original and to the wall with screws