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 Angela from Shreveport, LA on November 12, 2014
I am looking for a smaller mantel for my fireplace. The total width of the brick surround is 58 inches and my fire box is 33 1/2 inches wide and 32 inches tall. I have 12 inches of brick on either side of the opening (fire box). Can you please suggest some mantel options for me? I want a full fireplace mantel.
By eFireplaceStore on November 13, 2014
By Martin from LA on October 29, 2016
Is there a mantle that accommodates a 47.25 inch tall firebox? I am looking at the WRT3042.
By Brennan W. on October 31, 2016
Answer:Unfortunately, we do not carry a full mantel that would accommodate the 9" minimum height between the top of the louver and the the start of the upper portion of the mantel required for the WRT3042. We would suggest taking a look at one of our mantel shelves that can be placed at the proper clearance requirement.
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 Cindy from NC on March 5, 2017
Do you have mantels that have an overall height of 48" and a total base width of 70 inches? I have an existing fireplace with brick surround and hearth of 12" in height.
By Brennan W. on March 6, 2017
Answer:Our Agee Woodworks semi-custom mantels are indeed available with an overall width of 70" and a total height of slightly below or slightly above 48 inches.
By Gordon from NJ on January 18, 2015
I need a full fireplace mantel. My brick fireplace outside dimensions are 52" H, 68" W, and 12 1/2" D. I would like the internal mantel opening around the hearth to be 36" H and 50" W. What models would you suggest I look at? Do you carry mantels that are unpainted wood?
By eFireplaceStore on January 19, 2015
One of our most popular made to order mantels that could be used for your application would be the Agee Woodworks Santore Fireplace Mantel
. The item can be made to the 36 inch height and 50 inch width you request. The only issue is that the overall mantel shelf width is a standard 19 inches wider than the chosen interior width. Because you need a 50 inch width, that would put the shelf at 69 inches wide. I believe the manufacturer could custom make the shelf to 68 inches to accommodate your scenario however.
By Candis from Mount Vernon, WA on February 1, 2017
Our fireplace was constructed as wood burning but converted to gas logs. It is in a full brick wall. How do you attach the surround to the brick wall? Would the size just depend on our personal preference?
By Brennan W. on February 1, 2017
Answer:You would indeed attach the mantel to the brick. The mantel dimensions will likely depend on the clearance requirements set by the manufacturer of your log set.
By Pat from Ft. Myers, FL on September 14, 2014
Do you have any mantels that are 56 to 57 inches in height?
By eFireplaceStore on September 15, 2014
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 John Ritchey from Birmingham, Alabama on December 2, 2016
What is the proper full fireplace mantel for my vent-less gas fireplace. My box measures 44.75" wide x 48" high? I want to have travertine from the inside edge of the firebox to the wood. My firebox opening is 42" wide x 28" tall and 7" off the floor, but there will be no raised hearth.
By eFireplaceStore on December 5, 2016
Answer:Please confirm if the fireplace is a manufactured model with an integral burner assembly and log set or if this is a log set that was installed into a masonry fireplace opening. Please confirm the manufacturer name and model number of either when you can.
By Calvin Jay Newbill from Clinton, MD on December 26, 2016
I have a fireplace that was recently added to my home. It is in need of a surround mantle. The inside with is 57.25" and height of 43.75". These measurements are where are the tops and sides of the slate. Looking to find out what I can use to as a surround to finish this project.
By Owen on December 27, 2016
Answer:Are these dimensions the inner or outer dimensions?
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.