Dadzy is very supportive on my writing and photography and of this blog. In fact, he is the only man among my followers! He is very nice to share some information and drawing on how he made this very nice mantle and I thought I'd share it here on my blog for those of you who needs some tips on DIY mantle to save some bucks.
Here is his drawing of the mantle plan where he included the materials and exact measurements. Some of the molding he used were the leftovers moldings he had after their house renovation.
Theirs has an opening about 12 inches away from the fireplace opening.
He bought the fancy edge trim and the decorative scroll work from Menards.
Then, paint it any color of your choice :)
You could also staple extension cords on both sides and up to the top like dadzy did so you could plug-in your lights on top!
I hope I explained it just fine, but feel free to ask question if you have one. I would be happy to clarify it for you :)
And my big thanks to my wonderful dadzy! Like what mumsy always say...'you are amazing!'