d-i-y stacked wood mantle
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While we were checking out ideas for making a faux fire for mantle with no hearth, we came across a clever d-i-y for a wood fireplace mantel made of stacked boards. Take away the retro lamp and file drawer cabinet and it curiously stylish and modern. And although you can’t light a fire in it, you could (with care) use an array of votives in glasses or pillar candles along it’s hearth…

stacked-wood-fireplace

It’s amazing what mantle does for a room, to give it a visual focal point and warmth  (perhaps the idea of fire resonating in some ancient part of ourselves.)

via Poetic Home

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