Steps // How to Create a Faux-Log Summer Front
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Cut Logs

 
Step One // How to Create a Faux-Log Summer Front

Cut Logs

reader cutting logs into disks for stacked log imitation summer front for fireplace

Cut gathered logs into disks 3 inches thick. Morgan's project required about 50 disks, equivalent to roughly 12 to 13 feet of wood. She chose eucalyptus for its light color.

 
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Prep Piece of Plywood

 
Step Two // How to Create a Faux-Log Summer Front

Prep Piece of Plywood

reader painting plywood backing with black paint for stacked log imitation summer front for fireplace

Cut a piece of plywood to fit inside the firebox, and give it two coats of black paint in a matte finish. Let dry completely.

 
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Attach The Faux Logs

 
Step Three // How to Create a Faux-Log Summer Front

Attach The Faux Logs

reader installing stacked log imitation summer front for fireplace

Arrange the disks on the board to fit together tightly—remember, they should appear stacked. Secure each with wood glue and let dry. Then use a nail gun to secure the disks to the board from the back. Place the finished front inside the firebox. Morgan tucked hers behind the lip of her fireplace's curtain screen, but you could make a kickstand support from a triangular piece of wood if needed.

 

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