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DIY-Her 05-22-2013 06:55 PM

Fireplace Wood Front
Hi, not sure what it is called, but we currently have a brick fireplace with a wood mantel. I am thinking to add wood trim around it, either painted white, or stained.

My question is, how do you attach surrounding wood to the brick?

Here is something similar that shows what I was thinking to do.
Traditional Living Room by Pawleys Island Photographer Julia Ryan

joecaption 05-22-2013 07:10 PM

I've always attached it to the outside walls not to the brick.
There pretty much a free standing unit.

REXAMUS 05-22-2013 07:15 PM

Liquid nails and attaching to the wall would work.

DIY-Her 05-22-2013 07:25 PM

thanks for the reply. I was thinking we could save the $500+ since we already have the mantle, and just build the left and right pillars under it somehow. I'll have to think about it some more :yes:

joecaption 05-22-2013 07:35 PM

You can make that whole thing you showed in that picture for way less then $100.00.

DIY-Her 05-22-2013 07:59 PM

that's what I was thinking :) put a base flat board and create a design on top of it by cutting angles like you would doing wainscoting on a bottom wall.
Could even buy 2 fluted pieces for left and right.

joecaption 05-22-2013 08:06 PM

You can do what ever you want to if it looks goo to you.
What's shown in that picture looks like they use base cap moulding for the false recesed trim.

jaydevries 05-22-2013 08:54 PM

adhesives, dowel and nails, tapcons, or masonary anchors

funfool 05-22-2013 09:28 PM

would realy be nice if you post a pic of what you have now.

DIY-Her 05-23-2013 11:28 AM

Here is a picture I took in January before I finished painting the top half.
I also don't have as many things on the mantel as I did then.
I hope you can see this, only because the website I posted it to (one I own/run) I tagged it as hidden and hoping you can only see it here :)

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