By Janet from Phila, PA on August 24, 2012
I'm looking for a 72-inch shelf to hang above a closet, not as a mantel. Can this product be used as a shelf?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on August 24, 2012
Answer:Per the manufacturer, this mantel shelf is not strong enough to be loaded with books or treated as a storage shelf.
By Scott from Santee ca. on June 17, 2012
How wide and what is the length on the bottom?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on June 18, 2012
Answer:This product is approximately 4" in total depth and tapers to approximately 68" at the bottom of the shelf.
By peter from ny on November 21, 2011
What is the lookout width and depth?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 22, 2011
Answer:Empire does not provide those exact underside dimensions, but you are looking at approximately 68" lookout width and 3-4" lookout depth.
By Heather Clements from Eastview, KY on December 7, 2011
Is the unfinished hardwood stain grade?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on December 7, 2011
Answer:Yes, this unfinished hardwood is indeed stain grade. Empire also makes primed mantel shelves which are the paint grade, which we also have available.