How to make a ‘mantl’ fireplace mantel

You might have seen mantels around the country, but what about the traditional wood-burning fireplace mantels?It's a pretty popular pastime, but do they work? If you've never made a mantel before, there are some things you need to know.I am not a fireman, so I don't know what you need, but I do know that you need a fireplace mantell.If you can't afford to buy one, or you don't want to, you could...