How To Build A Faux Fireplace
When we first moved into our home 3 years ago there was no focal point to our long narrow bowling alley of a living room. I was longing for a place to hang stockings and display art so I decided to build my own faux fireplace, here's how......
"Before" The space between the French doors and hallway entrance seemed like a natural spot for a fireplace.
I built the base of my fireplace out of 2x4's.
I then used a piece of high quality oak plywood for the surface of the hearth.
Using 2x4's I constructed a frame for the facade of the fireplace.
Thin MDF was used to "wrap" the frame. I like this MDF because there is no need to sand it, it's very light weight, can be cut easily and is just easily manipulated in general.
I added simple trim for interest. I also stained the hearth.
I added 2x4's to be the base of tiled inset trim around the open box area of the fireplace. I also added MDF to the onset box area on which I layed tile. I used a piece of cheap white wood as the top of the mantle and white wood 1x4 trim around the ledge.
I also added 1x2 trim to the hearth. For more details and specifics about the fireplace pop over to my blog!
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Kathy van der bill on Nov 27, 2022
I would love to have this in my living room! Please share your blog address and also wanted to know if you added a backing to the fireplace which you covered with tile. I did not think you just tiled the wall it was built against.
Thanks so much!
What was the cost of the project? It looks great!!
could you put an electric fireplace in this or would it be too dangerous?
I love this fake fireplace. but I would like to know what your blog addy is