By Patricia from NJ on July 4, 2013
Can this piece be shortened? My fireplace is only 65" wide.
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on July 5, 2013
Answer:Unfortunately, this mantel shelf is only available in 48", 60" and this 72" length. We cannot customize these shelves to another size. You may consider this one regardless, as many customers get mantel shelves that are wider than the fireplace opening.
By Justin from Buffalo, NY on March 5, 2014
I assume the 72 inches is the length of the top. What is the length of the bottom due to the taper?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on March 5, 2014
Answer:This product is approximately 4" in total depth and tapers to approximately 68" at the bottom of the shelf.
By Steve from Denver, Colorado on January 15, 2012
How is the mantel installed on a brick fireplace?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on January 16, 2012
Answer:This mantel shelf will come with a wall cleat, but no hardware. You will need some masonry screws or fasteners to mount the wall cleat on your brick, then you will mount the mantel on the cleat. For more information, please refer to the installation instructions by downloading the product manual on this page.
Please note that link contains instructions to full mantels as well. Only the section pertaining to the mantel shelf will pertain to this item.