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fireplace mantel plans

Posted by nys29 (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 8, 06 at 8:12

Does anyone know where one could purchase plans for a fireplace surround and mantel? DH is quite good with woodworking but he needs a plan to work off. I have looked online, but have not come up with anything. Any sources (online, books, etc.) would be so appreciated.

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RE: fireplace mantel plans

Look in the library for architectural books.

I have two books, 'Building Fireplace Mantels' by Mario Rodriguez, and 'Making Mantels' by David Getts. I bought these on line, probably from one of the book seller websites---BDalton/etc.

RE: fireplace mantel plans

If you want to upgrade your mantel to marble mantel,
I know a company. It is Evan's Home Luxuries.
Their website is They are located in New England Area.
Their price is really good and the products are fabulous.
Their mantels can be custom made.

RE: fireplace mantel plans

I know a really awesome company to get Custom Made Stone Mantels they Deliver and Install them as well. If you have the time check it out.

Here is a link that might be useful: Stone Mantels

RE: fireplace mantel plans

Yes, and I know self-serving posts when I see them.

Anyway, try looking on Amazon and searching mantels. There are definitely some good books. I think I saw one with drawings at Woodcrafters which I think is a national company.

RE: fireplace mantel plans

Might try woodworkers supply

search keyword: mantel

They have several books

RE: fireplace mantel plans

See the link below for the "Building Fireplace Mantels" book.

Here is a link that might be useful: Fine Homebuilding

More Fine Homebuilding mantel stuff

Here is a link to this magazine's articles on mantels...

Here is a link that might be useful: FHB mag articles on mantels

RE: fireplace mantel plans

Just looked at the date of the original post on this thread. I hope nys29 has had a couple of years of use from their new mantel by now.

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