A chimney is a charming decorative piece to have in your home. In this post, Noémie explains how you can create a fake mantelpiece step by step to enhance the interior of your house.
This is what you need:
- MDF boards with a thickness of 12 mm (I had everything cut to size in the do-it-yourself shop; they almost all do it for free nowadays. Ideal for when you don't have the material at home!) ; I'll give you the dimensions you need below.
- A 10 cm wide pinewood plate with a thickness of 1,2 cm (I needed a length of almost 1 meter) : we use it for the skirting boards.
- Wooden moldings : I chose 2 different types: one with a profile (for the top plate; for this I needed a little more than 1m50), and the other flat (for around the fireplace; for this I needed a little more than 2m10). I chose fine moldings for a minimalist touch, but it is purely decorative so take what you like yourself!
- 23 metal corner anchors
- screws of 12 mm (so that they do not penetrate the MDF boards!)
- wood paste
- wood glue
- a couple of glue clamps