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Fireplace Surround Plans

Updated: Mar 13, 2023

I got this beautiful wood from KJP Select Hardwoods. They made ordering extremely easy and were very helpful with the process. Link before for the wood I used!

When my parents asked me to build them a fireplace I was so excited because i've always wanted to build a wood surround. It was such a fun build and adds so much to the overall look of the fireplace. I wanted to give you all plans so you can build your own!

Happy building!


- Kreg Jig Pocket Hole 750

- Router

- Miter saw

-Table saw/track saw

- Sander

- 80, 120 and 220 grit sandpaper - Drill

- Clamps

- Jigsaw


-Nail gun


- Wood glue

- Stain

- 1 sheet 3/4” plywood 2x4’

- 15 bd ft 3/4” wood

- Kreg Jig Screws 1 1/4”

-1/4" roundover bit

-1.5" nails

Cut List

- Cleats

Top 40"x2.5"x3/4" Sides 30"x1.75"x3/4"(2)

- Main body

Top 36.5"x4"x3/4", 36.5"x1.5"x3/4" (2)

Sides 33.25"x3.25"x3/4" (2), 33.25"x1.5"x3/4" (2)

- Trim

Top 50"x5.25"x3/4"

Sides 33.25"x3.25"x3/4" (2), 33.25"x1.5"x3/4" (2)

Center 39.5"x3.25"x3/4"

Trim for under top 47.5"x1"x3/4", 3.25"x1"x3/4" (2)

1. Cut the main body of the surround to size. Attach the 3 parts using pocket screws and glue.

2. Cut the cleats to size and mount them into the studs of the wall. Make sure to plumb and level all the boards. (I suggest dry fitting the 3 parts of the surround before moving onto the next step)

3. Attach the 3 parts of the main body together using pocket holes.

4. Screw the main body into the cleats on the plywood portion of the main body. Use 1 1/4" screws.

5. Cut the trim pieces to size. (optional: roundover one edge of the outside trim)

6. Attach to the main body using 1.5" nails and wood glue/CA glue

7. Cut the top to size and attach using wood glue/CA glue. You can also nail it on.

8. Sand, stain and enjoy your new surround!

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