This mantel is a random assortment of 18 pieces of different colored wood with a chocolate linen center. It not only looks great and adds some coziness to the apartment but can also easily be done by a DIYer. The stacked boards are nailed together and then mounted to two long boards which are affixed to studs in the wall. Thanks to that there aren’t many holes in the wall. If you want to know more how such awesome fireplace mantel was done visit Small Notebook for instructions.