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Project

Mantel Nailing Board

Introduction

Evergreen garlands and Christmas stockings belong over the fireplace, but arranging them on the mantel can damage the surface.

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Cut a piece of 3/4-inch plywood to the length and width of the mantel.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, December 2000

Reviews (1)

  • Jimma0406 25 Nov, 2011

    Thank you so much for this great idea. Just moved in a townhome that has a recessed niche for the TV over the gas log fireplace leaving no room to hang the stockings. This will allow me a place to hang the stockings, remove when the fire is going and still have a holiday-looking "mantle". Only concern will be the heat coming up from the logs, even if I use artificial garland. Do you think it will be safe? Still a great idea!