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DIY Faux Fireplace

One of the simplest ways to make a room feel warm and cozy during the winter is to have a fire going in the fireplace. If you don’t have a fireplace, the next best thing is a faux fireplace to decorate and although it won’t warm the room it will still make it have a cozy feel! This DIY faux fireplace is a beautiful addition to any room and you can build yourself one with this tutorial!

This post is sponsored by Kreg Tool!

Diy Faux Fireplace

I am so excited to share today’s project with you all!! Once again I have teamed up with Build Something (now Kreg Tool) to bring you an awesome set of free plans… and this time it happens to be this amazing and EASY DIY faux fireplace…and not a moment too soon with the holidays right around the corner!🤩

This fireplace is perfect if you don’t have a fireplace in your home, or if you just want an extra one somewhere as I did in my dining room!!

Diy Faux Fireplace

So, of course, you will have to hop over to Kreg Tool to get the full plans!! May I remind you that even if you aren’t interested in building this adorable fireplace you can still hop on over to their site to get so many other great plans!! Build Something is now Kreg Tool, which is Kreg’s website that is a one-stop-shop for amazing free plans from some of my FAVORITE DIY bloggers!!

Plus YOU can add build plans that you would like to share with everyone!! It really is a wonderful website and it’s brought to you by the best tool company ever!!😉 So make sure and stop by if you love to have an overflowing ‘to-build’ list as I do!! Lol!!

Want to see the other DIY faux fireplace that I renovated recently? Check out this fireplace remodel that I did! Or do you need a way to store your firewood by your fireplace? Check out this modern log holder!

Here are a few more shots of my new favorite faux fireplace build!! I just love it!!!

Diy Faux Fireplace
Diy Faux Fireplace

It is so gloomy here so getting good pictures of it seems impossible right now!! LOL! Maybe I will manage to update them when I have better lighting!!!

Update: I did take a few more photos for you all! This is my DIY faux fireplace when it is not holiday time!

DIY Faux Fireplace white with natural wood in a chevron pattern

Four years later I still love this faux fireplace, but I think I am going to build a new one this year! It will have a built-in heater because that is the only problem I have with this one…there is not a heat source! Lol!

DIY faux fireplace decorated with candles and a gather sign, a scale and some wood in a house

Now here’s the link to the plans!! Go get them and get them built today!!! Kreg Tool

Building the DIY Faux Fireplace

I did not do take photos while I was building the faux fireplace and I am so mad that I didn’t because it really was a fun and simple build but the Sketchup pictures just don’t do it justice which you will have to click over to go see! I am sorry! I will do better on my next faux fireplace! Lol!

Materials for the DIY Faux Fireplace:

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  • 1 – 1x12x8
  • 1 – 1x10x8
  • 1 – 1x4x6
  • 1 – 1x4x8
  • 2 – 1x3x8
  • 3 – 1x2x8
  • 1 – Plywood – 1/4″ Thick – Full Sheet
  • 1 – Board – 2x6x4
  • 1 – Door casing – 1x4x8
  • 1 – 1x8x96″
  • 1 – Crown molding – 2 1/2″ x 4
  • 1 – Quater round molding – 1/2″ x 1/2″ x 24″
  • 1 – Small flat molding – 1/8″ x 3/4″ x 24″

Cut List for the DIY Faux Fireplace:

  • 2 – 3/4″ x 9 1/4″ x 47 1/4″ Front Legs (pillars)
  • 1 – 3/4″ x 11 1/4″ x 28″ Header
  • 1 – 3/4″ x 11 1/4″ x 40 3/4″ Decorative Header Overlay
  • 2 – 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ x 8″ Bottom decoration
  • 2 – 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ x 47 1/4″ Sides
  • 2 – 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ x 47 1/4″ trim panel
  • 1 – 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ x 28″ top trim panel
  • 1 – 3/4″ x 7 1/4″ x 53″ mantel shelf
  • 1 – 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ Decorative Accents
  • 1 – 1/4″ x 29 1/2″ x 36 3/4″ Firebox Backing
  • 1 – 40 3/4″ at the smallest end of the mitered corners (mitered 45 degrees off square, not parallel) crown molding
  • 2 – 3/4″ x 1 1/2″ x 47 1/4″ side trim
  • 2 – 3/4″ x 1 1/2″ x 36″ top end beveled 45 degrees off square (measures 36″ at longest point) inside firebox trim
  • 1 – 3/4″ x 1 1/2″ x 28″ (ends beveled at 45 degrees off square, ends not parallel) top firebox trim
  • 2 – 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ x 25″ leg accents
  • 2 – 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ x 25″ leg molding accents
  • 2 – 1/8″ x 3/4″ x 5 3/4″ both ends beveled at 45 degrees off square, ends not parallel – small flat moldings
  • 4 – 1/8″, 3/4″ x 1 5/8″ one end beveled at 45 degrees off square – small flat moldings
  • 2 – 1/2″ x 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ ends mitered at 45 degrees off square, ends not parallel quarter round molding
  • 4 – 1/2″ x 1/2″ x 1 3/4″ one end mitered at 45 degrees off square – quarter round molding

Now grab those plans to finish! Kreg Tool – Fireplace Plans

Diy Faux Fireplace

I’ll be over here trying to keep warm with my fake fireplace, it’s in the fifties here you know so I’m bundled up under a blanket!! 😅 We don’t even know what cold is, huh?! Enjoy this most wonderful time of the year, and hopefully, I will get some simple plans posted this week for easy Christmas gifts and Christmas Decor!!

Happy Building,

Cara - The Inspired Workshop signature says XOXO, Cara

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DIY Faux Fireplace collage of pictures of the fireplace decorated and highlighting the wood work on it
Collage of pictures of the DIY Faux Fireplace with up close pictures of the wood work of the fireplace
DIY Faux Fireplace

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