1. Build the pillars for the fireplace surround out of MDF. Begin by cutting the front and sides for the pillars out of 3/4″ MDF. Drill pocket holes on the back side of the front piece and connect the sides with 1-1/4″ pocket screws and glue. Cut 3 inner pillar supports per pillar out of 1×3 furring strips.What is fire surround?
fire surround. A type of framework or structure created and designed in various colors, materials, sizes and styles to fit around a fireplace. We love our marble fire surround with the Victorian tiles on the side of it, its has been in our home since it was built.