How do I cover brick corbels on fireplace with wood?

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Hi, I have a 1921 brick FP in my Arts and Crafts bungalow. I am stripping the white paint and removing 90s white tile from the 4” wood mantel shelf. I’d like to cover the brick corbels with wood to match the mantel shelf, which looks to be fir. I plan to add a few 6” tile motifs to the bare brick. This is my ‘affordable’ option after sticker shock for a planned A&C tile and new mantle. I don’t know how to cover the brick corbels and with what? AM I gluing wood veneer over each brick surfacee or is that tacky? How might I build 2 wood corbels? I don’t want to cut them off. I’m old and sore as it is! Thanks for any help.

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