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By Debbie from Riverside, CA on August 8, 2014
How do I measure my fireplace to see what size to buy? My opening is surrounded by quite a lot of brickwork. It has a raised hearth as well.
By eFireplaceStore on August 11, 2014

Answer:
Most of the requirements for mantel sizing come down to personal preference, although there are some minimum overhead requirements that need to be met to ensure the mantel does not overheat. If you would like to provide the width and height of the fireplace opening, as well as the width and height of the surrounding brick veneer, I will be happy to make some suggestions.

By Fontana on November 9, 2012
Iím interested in the Napoleon Metro Flat Cabinet Wooden Mantel. I see that this is for a gas fireplace. I have a regular wood burning fire place; can this be used for that type of fireplace?
on November 9, 2012

Answer:
Unfortunately, this mantel can only be used with the specified gas fireplaces that are mentioned in the item description. Due to the combustible nature of the mantel, it is not listed by Napoleon for use with a true wood burning fireplace, masonry or manufactured. We do offer several other wooden surrounds that can be utilized with wood burning fireplaces; however, they do not have the modern appearance of this model. You will most likely need to have something custom built, based on the design of this cabinet. Please let me know if I can assist you further.

By Katherine from Carlsbad, NM on July 16, 2014
How do I measure to find the perfect surround?
By eFireplaceStore on July 16, 2014

Answer:
The overall width and facing of your fireplace should first be measured, then you will need to verify if there is a minimum required distance to an overhead mantel shelf or adjacent mantel legs. Once those clearances are established, a surround that meets or exceeds those clearances can be selected. The actual amount of space between the fireplace and the surround is largely personal preference. Some customers prefer a surround that is very close fitting, while others prefer more space for a tile, stone, or marble veneer.

By Tommie from Birmingham, Alabama on January 26, 2013
I have an antique mantel that I would like to put a vent free firebox in. If I send measurements and a picture of the mantel, can you advise me about what might fit into it and how it would look? In general, the mantel is about 7 feet tall with a mirror over the shelf part and the opening for the firebox and surround is fairly small (might have been for coal). Nevertheless, I will get exact measurements if you can help me. Thank you very much.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 28, 2013

Answer:
I will be happy to make suggestions for what may work for your application. Please send the photo and dimensions of the mantel at your convenience.

By Bo from Chicago, IL on January 17, 2013
I am looking for a mantel that is no wider than 56" on the outside and has the minimum opening of 36" width x 33.5" height. Do you have any mantels that meet these requirements? Thanks!
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 18, 2013

Answer:
My apologies, but the narrowest outside width that we have for any of our mantles is 60 inches. We did have a couple of models that were narrower, but they have since been discontinued. Again, I am sorry that we do not have an item for your needs.

By Steve from Fairfield, CT on August 8, 2014
My fireplace is 60 inches wide, tile to tile, and 47.5 inches tall. I like the #160 Vance, but it does not seem to fit. Any ideas or do you have another one that will fit? My photo is enclosed.
By eFireplaceStore on August 8, 2014

Answer:
Unfortunately, the 56 inch width is the largest size we carry in a premanufactured mantel. It is possible to overlay the mantel on top of the tile, but tile of the same depth would need to be used behind the mantel legs, in order to make sure it does not stand out from the wall. The only other options would be to remove the tile to allow for the narrower mantel or to have a custom mantel made, based on the design of the Vance.

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