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Fireplace Mantel Makeover Part 2

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I started making some rough cuts with my 3/4″ MDF and ended up realizing I had miscalculated a few measurements.  This is why it’s good to dry fit stuff!  Plus things are not always square and perfect.  I used clamps to get a basic idea of what I was doing and get the exact measurements.  I ended up changing a couple.  I’m not an expert…I was in awe of the carpenters who can just take measurements and then go back to their shop and create the entire thing which fits perfectly.


  1. Elisabeth says:

    Wow! That looks so great! Thanks very much for sharing as this is exactly what I’ll be doing next month! Timing! 🙂 I love the crown moulding! I cut scotia (cove) for the first time recently, and it nearly did my head in trying to match the cuts up correctly. Eventually discovered I had to place everything on the saw backwards and upside down! (I’ve kept samples with instructions written on them for next time! Nearly drove me nuts!).
    Thanks again, Heidi. Well done!
    Cheers, Liz (Australia).

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      Thanks! Good luck with yours!

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