I am so excited to share my super easy DIY mini mantle with you today! This little guy stands at a not too tall – not too small 17″ inches high.
Literally, start to finish – you can have this project done in less than an hour!
Using scraps from my stash and some Liberty Hardware hooks I had from Home Depot – I put this little project together in minutes. My intention was to add three slightly smaller hooks and then hang 3 little stockings for my 3 littles, but at the last minute, I decided to just go with two hooks and make it our Christmas countdown, and we are loving it!
Allow me to walk you through it!
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Let’s chat supplies!
- (2) 14″ – 2×2 pieces
- (1) 17″ – 2×4
- (1) 14″ – 1×3
- (1) 17″ – 1×3
- (1) 19″ – 1×4
- 1.5″ wood screws
- wood glue
- 120 grit sandpaper
- miter saw
- Kreg Jig
- 1.25″ pocket hole screws
Let’s get started!
******You are going to attach all pieces to be flush along back side of mantle.******
Attach 1×3 cross beam to 2×2 sides with pocket hole screws.
Attach 2×2 sides to 2×4 mantle base with wood glue and countersunk 1.5″ screws.
Attach top of mantle with countersunk screws into 2×2 side posts.
Add crown to mantle.
Countersink 1.5″ wood screws to secure crown piece to top of mantle.
Stain and add hardware.
After sanding a few of the rough edges I finished the mini mantle with a walnut stain and then attached my hardware.
That’s it! Easy peasy!
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