Image of fireplace with mantel surround in a home’s master bedroom.

A beautiful fireplace can be one of the most attractive focal points in a home, so it deserves a little extra attention!

Wood fireplace mantels add warmth and coziness to a room, not to mention the fact that incorporating natural elements like solid wood and stone can make you feel happier and less stressed.

But, what happens if your fireplace is looking drab or outdated? Don’t let it stay that way when you can easily incorporate a new wood fireplace mantel shelf. We have all the inspiration you need right here!

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Mantel Shelf Install: Taking a Closer Look

Have you been steadily checking home improvement projects off your list over the past couple of months? If so, this blog might be for you!

The May 7th episode of Ask This Old House, “Mantel, Too Many Light Switches,” follows along with mason Mark McCullough as he travels to Chicago to help install a wood mantel – made and shipped from Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods – on a 1980s contemporary stone fireplace.

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