My Fiance was always making comments about how she missed the fireplace at her parents. It was always nicely decorated for the seasons. We lived in an apartment right now so obviously I could not build anything permanent but for her birthday I made this faux fireplace and scattered her birthday gifts around it. She loved it. It is now a permanent decoration in our apartment. We are in the process of buying a new (fixxer-upper) home and plan to take the fireplace with us and find it a permanent built-in spot for it in our new home. Some new Ryobi tools to add to my ever expanding Ryobi family would be a big help for our new home.
MDF, (2) solid oak stair treads, crown molding, cove molding, 4x4 posts, screws, brad nails and wood glue