http://checkinginwithchelsea.com/video/build-a-diy-fireplace-mantel/ has all of the details you need to build this beautiful mantel over a brick fireplace!
From Checking In With Chelsea
HOW TO BUILD A CUSTOM FIREPLACE MANTEL.The materials i used were MDF baseboard ,crown molding,panel ,Titebond glue.
Julie explains how to install the complete Builders Choice fireplace surround using legs, skirt and the mantel for a finished look.
From OrePac Building Products, Corp
To get rid of wires drooping down the side of our fire place mantle, we built a custom cabinet to house the VCR, DVD player, cable box etc. It adds a few inches ...
Custom stone wall made with wood, durarock, and air stone. Spring creek & Birch Blend. Total expenses excluding the fireplace = $1200.00.