By Mercedes from MD on August 3, 2016
Can I use this mantel for a wood burning fireplace?
By Chris C. on August 4, 2016
Answer:This mantel can indeed be used with a wood burning fireplace. If the fireplace is a factory built prefabricated fireplace, please refer to the installation manual for the fireplace to ensure that clearance requirements are maintained to the mantel itself.
By Lynne Thomas from Davidsonville, MD on November 20, 2011
We have a granite surround that is 1 1/8" thick. Will the return on this model work for us? Also, we want to stain with a honey maple stain. What type of wood is this made from?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 22, 2011
Answer:The following information is from Empire:
The return depth on this mantel is only going to be about 3/4". It is made with 1/2-inch cabinet-grade plywood construction with real hardwood moldings.
By Roger from Florence, AL on September 28, 2015
Does this Empire 52 inch Profile wooden mantel with standard trim come pre-assembled?
By Will M. on September 29, 2015
This mantel will not arrive pre-assembled. The installation instructions may be found here.
By Krissy from Littleton, CO on September 29, 2015
Answer:We have not yet installed this mantel due to our other projects, but from what we see, it's great. It arrived in a long box and it is in 4 separate pieces. (The mantel top is in 2 pieces, the sides are the other 2) There are a few smaller pieces to use for filling in the sides. Seems fairly simple to assemble. Good luck!
By Nikki from san francisco, california on September 7, 2012
How do I measure my fireplace so I know what size to look for?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 7, 2012
Answer:Generally, you will need to measure just the inside height and width of the fireplace opening. Then, you must decide how much of an apron you would like between the edges of the fireplace opening and the inside of the profile mantel. Standard practice calls for at least 4 inches of space that can be finished with tile, stone, etc.