Materials and Tools:
1/2" luan plywood
flat stock wood
1. Cut the luan to cover the front and sides of the fireplace, and nail and screw it in place.
2. To make the cutout around the mantel, use a contouring tool, molding the tool around the fireplace edges.
3. Trace around the contouring tool onto the luan. Use a jigsaw to cut out the shape.
4. Attach the cutout luan pieces around the mantel. Nail flat stock over the seams where the luan is joined together. Add corner round to the corners.