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Quick and Easy New Wood Beam Fireplace Mantel

Quick and Easy New Wood Beam Fireplace Mantel

We're always excited to share complex and challenging false beam masterpieces with you, but sometimes find ourselves just as impressed by simpler projects. This fireplace revamp is perhaps as simple as it gets - but the results look amazing.

Quick and Easy Wood Beam Fireplace Mantel

The simple addition of a faux wood fireplace can really make a big difference to your design without costing a ton. Before and after - a simple false beam can make a BIG difference.

Lea Ann, from Marshalltown, Iowa, forwarded photos of a recent addition to her fireplace - our classic Woodland Mantel.

"We've lived in this house for 18 years," she writes, "and I've always wanted a fireplace mantel. My husband found your website, we ordered the Woodland Mantel, and it was delivered quickly."

Depending on your design plans, and your construction skills, our Woodland Mantel could be a great option.

It's available in Cedar, Oak or Walnut, and features end-caps that provide a great finish combined with a quick and easy installation.

Meticulously molded from real timber, it vividly recreates the look of real wood so the installed mantel is practically indistinguishable from the real thing.

Even better, the mantel can be mounted using wooden mounting blocks and regular screws, and is sturdy enough to support trinkets, vases and most everything else you'd want to display above the fireplace.

Although Lea Ann could have ordered her mantel pre-finished, she ended up choosing our unfinished option; staining it herself to match the rest of the wood in her Iowa home. Doing that highlighted some of the advantages of our faux wood products: "They're very lightweight, easy to stain, easy to install and looks great," she writes.

As the photo proves, one beam can make a huge difference to a fireplace. If you're pondering adding some faux wood to your fireplace - or anywhere else in your home - just try to avoid the one mistake Lea Ann did make with her faux wood project: Waiting 18 years to finally do it.

Lea Ann - we think it looks great! Thanks for sharing.