I was asked by a family friend if I could revamp their fire place in their bedroom and come up with a surround. The original tiled fireplace is still there and I simply created a surround that would incorporate all the friends needs, drawers, mirror etc.
I made it out of softwood and although it looks a wee bit intricate and maybe hard to make, it really wasn’t at all. With joinery and making items like this all it comes down to is careful and considerate planning and thinking the whole thing through with a certain degree of logic.
The only real thing you may struggle with is the curved pelmet element on top, for this I had to create a template and use my router with a top bearing cutter.
Give it a go and make the fireplace a real feature in your home!