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Mantel Shelves

Wooden mantel shelves are a great way to complete the look of your fireplace. They are extremely simple to install and take up much less space than traditional fireplace mantels. Many people also prefer mantel shelves to standard wood mantels because of their relatively low cost. But regardless of whether you're opting for a mantel shelf for practical or aesthetic reasons, we can help you find one that satisfies all of your needs.
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By Carolyn from Seattle, WA on May 16, 2013
What do I need to buy to mount a mantel shelf?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on May 16, 2013

The mantle shelves will include the wall cleat and basic hardware to mount them. However, masonry anchors will need to be purchased if the shelf is being mounted to a brick or stone facing.

By Judy on November 9, 2012
Do you carry a bare wood 79 mantel shelf where I can stain the mantel to match an existing fireplace?
on November 9, 2012

Unfortunately, the largest manufactured shelf that we currently offer measures out to be 72" in overall width. At this time, we do not have a supplier that can custom make a larger shelf than this, due to shipping limitations.

By Benjamin from NY, NY on November 11, 2014
What kind of screws or anchors do I need in order to mount the mantel shelf into a stone wall? What is better, screws or anchors? Also, what size screws and anchors would you recommended? Is it OK to drill through the stone if I'm unable to drill into the mortar because the wall is uneven?
By eFireplaceStore on November 11, 2014

In order to mount the shelf on a stone wall, you will need plastic masonry anchors and screws. Coarse threaded 1 1/2 #6 or #8 screws work well. You can drill directly into the stone, but it is important to let the drill do the work and proceed slowly. Applying to much pressure can crack the stone.

By Larry from Logan, NM on February 27, 2015
What is the best way to attach a wood mantle to a brick wall?
By eFireplaceStore on February 27, 2015

Many wood mantels will come with a mounting board or cleat that must be affixed to the wall with masonry screws and anchors, allowing the mantel to be clipped to the board. If the mantel does not include this type of mount, a heavy duty construction adhesive can be used.

By Mona from Indianapolis, IN on December 10, 2014
Bought this home with rustic look mantel already installed. Looking for something more traditional to go with our colonial cherry decor. Hardwood floor in front of hearth is more of a red oak finish, but rest of the room is carpeted. Would appreciate recommendations for a replacement mantel.
Thank you

I bought this home with a rustic looking mantel that was already installed. I am looking for something that is more traditional to go with our colonial cherry decor. There is a hardwood floor in front of the hearth which is more of a red oak finish but the rest of the room is carpeted. What type of mantel shelf would you suggest?
By eFireplaceStore on December 10, 2014

You may be interested in a shelf such as the Pearl Mantels 495 Auburn Fireplace Mantel Shelf. This shelf is available in a cherry finish with several different lengths available. You can also use the brick corbels that are there now or you could remove them and use the brick corbels.

By Jay Trudel from Boca Raton, Florida on January 7, 2013
Wanting to know if you have this in a 48" size.
Pearl Mantels Shenandoah Mantel Shelf - No. 412
By Tommy H. on January 7, 2013

Yes. We can special order that for you. Simply give us a call and we will assist you.

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