By Eugene from Creole, Louisiana on December 14, 2011
Can this mantel be used on an outdoor fireplace?
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on December 15, 2011
Answer:Unfortunately, no. While this mantel is made of solid pine, it is not treated to withstand the elements. It is designed to be used indoors only.
By Paula from WA on January 25, 2017
Would it be possible to cut this down to 36 inches?
By Will M. on January 26, 2017
Answer:While not recommended, this would certainly be possible by cutting the mantel in the center using a circular saw and fine-toothed plywood blade to shorten the length. This would likely require sanding and finishing/painting to conceal any seams as the unfinished option would leave this alteration quite noticeable as the wood grain would no longer be uniform.
By Deborah from Mt. Sinai, NY on November 7, 2011
I have a brick fireplace with built in corbels; bricks that protrude, ladder fashion, 3 sticking out with the top one protruding 6 1/2" on one side and 7" on the other. I am looking at the Shenandoah mantle shelf, which if I understand the chart correctly, will sit on these corbels protruding out 8". I'm thinking this would be a nice width out that overlaps just a little and still sit solidly on my brick corbels?
By Collin C. - NFI Certified Master Hearth Profession on November 8, 2011
Answer:I agree with you. This would definitely be able to sit on the existing brick corbels, assuming they are relatively level with one another.
By carla moss from phila., PA on November 17, 2011
I am looking for a 48 inch mantel shelf. Can they be order thru your company?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 17, 2011
By Lee from Luverne, Al on June 6, 2015
What finish is picture number 4 of this Pearl 412 Shenandoah fireplace mantel?
By eFireplaceStore on June 7, 2015
Answer:Image 4 depicts the mantel in the Tuscany Distressed finish.
By Joanna C Chestnut from Woodinville, WA 98072 on August 22, 2012
What is the depth of this mantel? I need one that is 10" or 11" deep. Also, my fireplace is 68" in length. Will four inches on both sides look okay?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on August 22, 2012
Answer:This mantel shelf has a depth of nine inches. The 72" version of this mantel shelf will give you two extra inches on each side of a 68" wide fireplace. This should be aesthetically acceptable.
By Paul from Chicago on September 21, 2013
Is it possible to get this mantel with a 4.5 inch thickness and 64 inches long?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 23, 2013
Answer:Unfortunately, no. The manufacturer does not offer custom sizes at this time. The 72 inch width of the mantel would need to be purchased and cut down by a cabinetry maker or finish carpenter.
By Scott from Park City, Utah on January 20, 2013
I see the standard sizes listed. Can it be made in an 84" length?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on January 21, 2013
Answer:This shelf is available in 24", 36", 48", 60" and 72" lengths. It cannot be custom made. We apologize for this inconvenience.
By Kelly from Carpenter, SD on June 25, 2015
Does the 72" version of this Pearl Mantel 412 Shenandoah fireplace mantel also weigh 33 pounds? We are putting stone up for a surround and was curious as to how to mount the mantel. Would we need a cleat? Is there a mounting board that the mantel fastens to and if so, how?
By Will M. on June 26, 2015
Answer:This shelf comes with a wall cleat for installation. You would mount the cleat onto your stone wall and the shelf would then hang from it. If the stones are uneven, you will likely need to use shims when installing it so that it will project evenly from the stone. The 72" version weighs approximately 38 pounds.
By Greg from Philadelphia, PA on June 26, 2015
Answer:We had the 60" at 33 lbs - So I would imagine the 72" would be closer to approx 40 lbs (33/60 = .55 lbs per inch, then .55 * 72 = 39.6 lbs). The mantel comes with a wedge strip which you mount directly to the wall. Using a stud finder, screw this wedge piece onto the wall at the height you want to hang the mantel. The Wedge hanging strip is designed to take the weight of the mantel and some, and as long as you screw it into the studs you'll be fine.
As added security, I ran a bead of wood glue when I set the mantel piece on top of the hanging board. The result is a rock solid mantel piece and a bit more permanent than just setting the mantel on the hanging board (this is really up to you if you want to do this).
As for accommodating the stone we were putting up:
I choose to hang the mantel hanging board first at a height that would ultimately interfere with my stone spacing least. Even with planning ahead, I had to file the stones where they were rough and stuck out and cut the stone to accommodate the corbels to make sure I had a tight fit.
Do a dry fit with the stone and mantel on the bottom side and then hit it with the glue once you get the fit right. Once you take care of the lower side, you're home free.
The process including: handing the mantel, measuring for my cuts, cutting, filing, and then mortaring my stone up there around the mantel took about three and a half hours, but i'm a perfectionist... your mileage may vary.
I've attached a diagram of the install procedure and a picture of my end result. Best of Luck!
By Margaret from Victoria, Texas on June 26, 2015
Answer:Not sure about the weight. It is NOT heavy. Mine came with two corbels which I did not use. I had stone placed (built in) to hold the mantel. I love the mantel.
By Scott from St. Louis, MO on June 26, 2015
Answer:We just bought and installed this same mantle in our new home a few months ago. To mount this product, it has a mounting receiver which you screw into the studs of your FP chase (I installed the durock substrate first). This receiver allows you then to simply glue (just used wood glue) and hang the mantle in place. that's it, very easy. We then installed our stone veneer around the mantle. Turned out great.
By Joe from Elk City, OK. on June 26, 2015
Answer:Yes, there is about a 1" furring strip that is the lenght of the mantle for mounting. It has a wedge-shaped cut on one side that matches
the inside of the mantle for mounting. The inside of the mantle piece is hollow, so you probably would not need cleats unless you plan to
place alot of weight on the mantle after install. It is real easy to install.
By Scott from Chicago area on June 26, 2015
Answer:I love my 72" Shenandoah Rustic Cherry Mantle. I did not use the corbels because I wanted a clean look. There is a cleat that comes with it and that's what I attached to my wall with just 2 screws in drywall using EZ anchors...with a little longer screws because you got to got thru the 3/4 " cleat before you get to the wall where the anchor is. You will need to pre drill holes in the cleat for the screws to go thru. The cleat does not have holes in it for mounting...wish it had. Then you just hang the mantle on the cleat.
By Harold from Upper East Tennessee on June 26, 2015
Answer:I did not weigh the 72" mantel that I recently installed, but I would estimate that it does not weigh more than ~40 pounds (it is not a solid piece of wood, but rather a hollow box with glued joints). It comes with a mounting board that attaches to the fireplace or wall with anchor or masonry hardware (supplied by the customer). The top edge of the mounting board is mitred at 45 degrees, forming a lip which mates up with a matching angled edge on the back of the mantel. The included corbels attach to the bottom of the mantel if desired, but bear none of the load. When installed, the mantel fits snugly against the fireplace and seems quite secure.
By Corey from Valencia on June 26, 2015
Answer:I have the 48" version. It comes with an approximately 40" hardwood mounting board that has a 45 degree edge. It marries with a board on the mantel that has the opposite angle. You mount the board on the wall then put the mantel on it. I surrounded the mantel with my stone facing to secure it from coming off.
By Sean from Long Beach NY on June 26, 2015
Answer:The mantel looks good and solid but is in fact hollow and light weight, making it easy to mount. It could not have been easier to attach the single wedge shaped length of wood to the wall. The whole shelf then sits onto this wedge with an oppositely shaped inner price of wood, making almost the whole length of the shelf supported and solid.
By Bob B from North East Md. on June 27, 2015
Answer:It's a very easy mount. Just fasten the mounting board to your wall then slip the mantel down over it. The mantel can be removed or adjusted side to side. The mantel is a very light constructed box that appears to be a solid block of wood.
By Wes and Kathy from Fitchburg, Wisconsin on June 27, 2015
Answer:There is a mounting board that comes with the mantel. However, you need to purchase your own hardware to hang it. It might be that weight but when we lifted it in place, it seems lighter. We mounted it to a drywall so not sure if cleats are needed in your case. We used anchors and screws.
By timary from orange county, CA on June 28, 2015
Answer:We purchased the 72" and 48" mantels and mitered one side to create an L shaped mantel. I did not do the work myself but my brother who installed it said it was very easy and all board, cleat etc was included. We did not use the corbels and placed above some stone surround. Not sure of weight (it seemed light) but it looks great and very sturdy. It really appears like a solid piece of wood.
By Karen from Lewiville, TX on November 28, 2014
Would this mantle work with my fireplace? My fireplace is small with a length of 58 inches and a depth of 5 1/2 inches. I really like this look but I am thinking the corbels will not fit. Can I just get the shelf? It would need to rest on top of the bricks.
By Tyler M. on November 28, 2014
Answer:As the width between the corbels will be 42" for the 72" mantel shelf, these will not fit around the outside of your opening. The mantel is shipped with the corbels not attached, so conceivably you could install only the shelf if you prefer.
By Dan from Sxcottsdale, AZ on January 29, 2015
What is the depth of this mantel's corbels? Can they be shortened to fit? Is the corbel one solid piece or a box?
By eFireplaceStore on January 30, 2015
Answer:Per the manufacturer, the depth of the corbel is 6 1/2 inches and is made of boxed pine boards. The corbel can be cut down for less depth if needed.
By Anthony from Allison Park, PA on March 24, 2015
What color is shown in image 6 of this Shenandoah mantel shelf? How does this shelf mount to existing fireplaces that are brick covered with plaster?
By eFireplaceStore on March 25, 2015
Answer:Image 6 depicts the espresso distressed finish. This unit mounts by use of a wall cleat. You will need to anchor the cleat through the plaster and to the brick facing behind. The shelf then hangs upon the cleat.
By Paula from Roseville, CA on May 21, 2016
How do I order one without corbels?
By Will M. on May 23, 2016
Answer:The shelf will arrive with corbels and cannot be ordered without them, however, you do not have to use the corbels.
By Melody from Orlando,florida on April 3, 2012
Do you have to use the corbels?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on April 4, 2012
Answer:Per the manufacturer, the corbels for this shelf come unattached and you will not have to use them. These items are purely decorative and do not affect the stability of the shelf in any way.
By Carlos from California on June 19, 2014
Is this real wood? Do you sell over 72 inches, such as 81 inch?
By eFireplaceStore on June 19, 2014
Answer:This mantel shelf uses boxed construction, but does use solid pine cabinetry grade materials. Veneers are not used.
The shelf is only available in up to a 72 inch width at this time.
By Paula Inman from Baytown, TX on January 18, 2017
I would like to purchase this mantel, but I want to make sure it will mount over the brick I currently have on my fireplace. If you look at the picture attached, you can see there is currently a brick mantel that was built with the fireplace. I am wanting to purchase the 48 in mantel. Can you tell me if the open back of this mantel will fit over the 6 1/2 in width and 6 1/2 in height and 35 in length of what I currently have?
By Kevin E. on January 18, 2017
Answer:That's a great idea for install. I checked the interior dimensions on this mantel and while the width and depth are good on your dimensions. The height will not work. The interior height of this mantel is only about 3" tall. For that matter, the overall height is only 5 1/2".
By Will M. on January 18, 2017
Answer:This will not attach to your existing hearth in this fashion as the mantel will have an opening on the back only large enough for the included wall cleat.
By Pat from Wausau, WI on October 12, 2015
I have a full height stacked stone wall planned at our fireplace. It will be 66" wide. What length of this Pearl Mantel 412 Shenandoah fireplace mantel shelf do you recommend?
By Will M. on October 13, 2015
Answer:The 72" mantel shelf would be appropriate for an opening width of this size.
By Scott from TN on April 1, 2014
What type of finish is shown in the picture?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on April 1, 2014
Answer:The unfinished version of the shelf is depicted in the default photo.
By Jeff from Scottsdale, Arizona on November 6, 2016
What does the finish "Tuscany Distressed" look like?
By Barbara from Franklin, NC on September 1, 2013
What is the needed clearance between a vent-less propane fireplace and this mantel?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 3, 2013
Answer:The necessary clearance will depend entirely on the manufacturer of the fireplace or ventless log set. Each manufacturer will provide a clearance chart withing the owner's manual that will specify the allowable amount of mantel projection and the space required between the underside of the mantel and the fireplace opening.
If you no longer have the literature for your fireplace, but do know the manufacturer name and model number, I will be happy to look into the requirements.
By Carol from Thousand Oaks, CA on August 12, 2014
If I order the mantel unfinished, will it need to be sanded prior to finishing or does it arrive ready to apply stain?
By Brennan W. on August 12, 2014
Answer:This unfinished mantel comes ready to be stained.
By Mike from Memphis on August 14, 2014
Answer:The unfinished mantel is ready for stain as soon as you open the box. But it is always a good idea to lightly sand first. Just a quick sanding...but it's up to you!
By Jack from TX on August 15, 2014
Answer:It is all ready to stain.
By Gina from Reno, NV on August 16, 2014
Answer:Ours was ready for staining - had it stained and it looks incredible - I love it! I don't have images at this point but I can if you are interested.
By Jodi from NY on January 16, 2014
Can i get this finished or only unfinished?
By Chris on January 16, 2014
Answer:The Shenandoah can indeed be purchased unfinished or finished.
By Matt from San Diego, CA on October 28, 2013
I need this in 59". Can it be cut?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on October 28, 2013
Answer:No, these Pearl Mantels cannot be cut or customized. The Espresso finish is only available on the 48" and 60" shelves.
By Frank from Calverton, NY on October 23, 2016
What finish is image 4?
By eFireplaceStore on October 24, 2016
Answer:Image 4 is an unfinished shelf that was covered with a clear polyurethane stain.
By Richard from NY on April 5, 2014
Where are the instructions for mounting this mantel?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on April 7, 2014
Answer:When viewing the product page for the mantel, there is a downloadable product manual at the bottom of the page, just below the shelf dimensions chart. The manual will cover how to properly measure and anchor the shelf bracket.
By Bud from Knoxville, TN on May 22, 2013
Can I use this mantel shelf on my screened-in porch that doesn't get wet?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on May 23, 2013
Answer:Even in an enclosed porch application, we cannot recommend the use of this mantel, as the moisture in the outside air will eventually cause problems. It is made of solid pine and it is not treated to withstand the elements. We apologize for this inconvenience.
By ka from jacksonville, fl on May 16, 2012
What type of wood is used the build this shelf?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on May 16, 2012
Answer:This manufacturer uses various Asian hardwoods to produce their products. The wood that is used is specifically selected to mimic the look and grain pattern of American white and red oak.
By David from Tacoma, WA on October 17, 2014
Can this mantel be trimmed to a certain length? I need something just a few inches smaller than 60".
By eFireplaceStore on October 17, 2014
Answer:Unfortunately, no. This mantel is manufactured using cabinetry construction techniques. As such, cutting the mantel would expose unfinished reinforcement blocks beneath the surface.
By James Easson from Fenwick, Ontario, Canada on December 29, 2016
Our fire is too hot to put a framed picture over it. I was wondering if a mirror might work, or just a decorative metal piece?
By Owen on December 30, 2016
Answer:If the unit is too hot to put a picture it is too hot for a mirror or anything combustible.
By Mandy from MI on December 22, 2016
Can you tell me which stain is used in pictures 4&5?
By Chaz on December 23, 2016
Answer:The finish in pictures 4 & 5 is Tuscany Distressed.
By Meg from NY, NY on August 3, 2015
Do I need to use the corbels with this Pearl Mantels 412 Shenandoah fireplace mantel shelf? Do they make this more secure?
By Kevin E. on August 4, 2015
Answer:The corbels are completely optional. The mantel is perfectly secure when mounted strictly on the included wall cleat.
By Scott from IN on August 4, 2015
Answer:It will be a bit more secure with the corbels, but I did not install them in my instance. The bracket that holds the mantel is very sturdy and runs almost the entire length. I would go without them as long as you are not planning to put a lot of weight on the mantel.
By Sean from NY on August 4, 2015
Answer:You certainly don't need to use the corbels. We have purchased two of these at over 5 ft each and have used one with corbels and one without. All of the load baring is taken by the internal (hidden) beam that anchors on the wall. The better you anchor the beam, the more it will bare.
Hope this helps.
By Jae from MI on August 4, 2015
Answer:You do not need to use the corbels if you prefer the look without them.
By John from CA on August 4, 2015
Answer:The corbels are there for looks only. You do not have to use them if you do not want to. They are not attached to the mantel when you receive it.
By Jim from Salem, SC on August 4, 2015
Answer:While the mantel can be made secure without corbels, we think the corbels add increased security of the mantel. Our mantel and corbels were mounted and the rock facing was added to the wall that they were mounted on. Now, due to the lock in by the rock facing, the mantel is really secure.
By Margaret from Victoria, TX on August 4, 2015
Answer:I did not use the supplied corbels. I have stone "corbels" built in to my fireplace for the mantel to sit on.
By Dan from AZ on August 4, 2015
Answer:No, you don't need the corbels. I didn't use them either. The strength comes from the cleat attached to the mounting surface.
By Jeanne from Phoenix, AZ on August 4, 2015
Answer:We added the corbels but only because the rock does not come all the way up to the mantel. The mantel itself was attached to the fireplace using hardware used for cement since our fireplace was solid brick. It is pretty secure without the corbels. So no, you do not need them to make it more secure. BTW - We absolutely LOVE the mantel! It is gorgeous!
By Hal from TN on August 4, 2015
Answer:You do not need to install the corbels. They attach to the mantel, not the fireplace, and are purely decorative.
By Joel from CA on August 4, 2015
Answer:You do not need to use the corbels. It is plenty sturdy without them, although it is a little more sturdy with them. We installed it first without, but decided we like the look with them better, and so reinstalled it with the corbels.
By Lyudmyla from Fremont, CA on August 4, 2015
Answer:Corbels are making it more secure for sure, but we decided not use corbels since, without corbels, it goes better with the style of our house. We have about 10 lb of decoration on the shelf and It works ok, feels secure.
By Terry from Boston, MA on August 4, 2015
Answer:No, you don't need the corbels. The unit actually is hung on a piece of wood inside. The corbels are only for looks.
By Gabe from Chattanooga, TN on August 4, 2015
Answer:You do not need them.They are for added decoration only.It gives you the option to use or not.
By Bob from MD on August 5, 2015
Answer:No, you don't have to use them. Yes, they would make the Mantel more secure.They are also very attractive.
By Traci Ray from firstname.lastname@example.org on December 23, 2016
Does the unfinished option have any distressing?
By Chaz on December 23, 2016
Answer:The Unfinished option does not have any distressing.
By Mike from New Jersey on December 2, 2016
What color is the mantel in picture #3?
By Brennan W. on December 2, 2016
Answer:That mantel is medium rustic oak distressed.
By Chris from San Jose, CA on February 12, 2017
Do you have an example picture of the "Dune Distressed" look? Thank you.
By Will M. on February 13, 2017
Answer:An image of the Dune distressed finish is shown directly under the main photo on the product page in the first thumbnail image next to "product manual."
By Omer from Cedar Lake, IN on April 30, 2013
Does this come in any other colors?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on April 30, 2013
Answer:It is only available for purchase with a medium distressed oak finish.
By Scott from Waconia, MN on April 7, 2014
I clicked on the different finishes and was shown another picture of a fireplace. What is color of that finish of the mantel over the fireplace? Are all the finishes that are shown available?
By Brennan W. on April 8, 2014
Answer:The finish shown in the picture of the mantel above the fireplace is the Cherry Distressed finish. The finishes available for this particular mantel are Unfinished, Medium Distressed Oak finish, Cherry Distressed finish, Dune Distressed finish, and Espresso finish.
By Sharon from Texarkana, TX on January 3, 2015
Our fireplace has some black and brown in it and I was thinking of going with the medium distressed oak but I'm not sure if it comes in that color. Is the medium distressed rustic and medium distressed oak the same color?
By eFireplaceStore on January 5, 2015
Answer:The medium oak and medium rustic distressed finishes are indeed very close to one another. The distressing is the same, with the only difference being that the medium rustic is slightly lighter in color.
By Sarah from Erie, CO on November 16, 2015
How can I see pictures of different finish colors of this Pearl Mantels 412 Shenandoah fireplace mantel shelf?
By eFireplaceStore on November 17, 2015
Answer:Below the main image on the item page you will notice a row of small thumbnail photos. The first is a link to the PDF manual, while the next is a swatch of the different finishes. The remaining thumbnail photos depict the mantel in different finishes.
By Lisa from Jasper, AL on January 28, 2016
Which color is #6 in the pictures?
By Will M. on January 29, 2016
Answer:#6 shows the Espresso distressed finish.
By Dennis from Fallbrook, CA on February 12, 2014
Can the corbles be a little wider or are they set at 42 in for the 72 in mantle?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on February 12, 2014
Answer:Yes, the width between the corbels will be 42" for the 72" mantel shelf. Unfortunately, we cannot do any modification to the mantel to change this measurement.
By Paula from Fort Worth, TX on May 28, 2013
Do you have any rustic mantle shelves that are 80"?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on May 29, 2013
Answer:Unfortunately, no; the longest mantel shelves we offer are 72" in length. We apologize for this inconvenience.
By Rosanne from Danbury, CT on November 24, 2015
What does the mantel cleat of this Pearl Mantels 412 Shenandoah fireplace mantel shelf look like?
By Will M. on November 24, 2015
By Bob from Raleigh, NC on January 15, 2013
I am thinking of this to add to a stone fireplace. The stones are not at all even. Will this still be able to be mounted using the Cleats I see mentioned in other answers?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 15, 2013
Answer:In order to mount the cleat for this shelf, you will likely need to use shims when installing it so that it will project evenly from the stone. When the shelf is mounted on the cleat, there will likely be some space between the shelf and the wall, but this is to be expected with uneven surfaces. The best thing that can be done is to test fit the cleat with different shims to ensure as close of a fit as possible.
By Tracey from Sacramento, CA on October 23, 2014
Can this mantle bear weight? Will it hold picture frames and Christmas stockings?
By eFireplaceStore on October 23, 2014
Answer:When installed properly, this mantel can support up to 20 pounds of weight.
By Barb from ID on November 3, 2014
Can this mantel shelf be purchased without the corbels?
By Emily on November 4, 2014
Answer:The 412 Shenandoah Fireplace Mantel Shelf is shipped with the corbels not attached. The shelf will have to secure to the existing bricks you have to secure it for use.
By Susan from Tx on June 29, 2012
Can this mantel be shorten in length about 6 to 8 inches?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on July 2, 2012
Answer:This manufacturer does not offer the option for custom sizes at this time and this unit cannot be cut down, due to the way it is constructed.
However, they have just introduced a 48" version of this shelf, which I can special order for you. Please let me know if this may be a viable option and I will be happy to check into this further for you.
By Jaime from Phoenix AZ on August 3, 2014
Does image 6 show the espresso distressed finish?
By eFireplaceStore on August 4, 2014
Answer:That is indeed the correct image depicting the espresso distressed finish.
By Cory from Milwaukee, WI on August 4, 2014
Answer:Yes it is. My wife and I bought the Cherry distressed one for our new house we just built and this thing is amazing. We have had nothing but compliments. Looks like it is worth 3 times the price. Very sturdy as well!
By Jack from Texas on August 4, 2014
Answer:Yes, it is.
By Jody from MA on August 4, 2014
Answer:Yes, it is slightly distressed.. but not too much. Just enough and the color is perfect!
By Jim from Chicago, IL on August 5, 2014
Answer:Yes it does. I chose to stain the mantel myself, in a cabernet color, and it is stunning, particularly with the distressed areas. The hollow format of the mantel allowed me to mount an outlet inside and run power to it. Fantastic product.
By gna from reno nv on August 11, 2014
Answer:I purchased this unfinished but it is distressed. Have had it finished and I absolutely love it.
By Scott from Louisville, KY on September 22, 2014
What color is image #3 on the stone fireplace? I need three in this color for a new home I'm building.
By eFireplaceStore on September 23, 2014
Answer:Even though the swatch on photo 2 and the image on photo 3 appear different, the finish in photo 3 is the No. 50 Medium Oak Distressed color.
By joe goldman from searcy, arkansas on August 6, 2012
Is this a solid board? Do the supports have per-drilled holes to anchor to the brick. My brick on the fireplace runs from floor to ceiling and above.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on August 7, 2012
Answer:This product is a "boxed beam" and is constructed from multiple pieces of wood. As such, it is partially hollow on the inside. The corbels must be attached to the underside of the beam with fasteners. The entire assembly is then attached to the wall using the provided wall cleat. You will need to predrill holes into the masonry wall and insert anchors for the cleat to mount to.
By Kenneth from NY on February 4, 2017
Can I hang this on a brick fireplace?
By Brennan W. on February 6, 2017
Answer:This can indeed be hung on the brick facing of a fireplace.
By mimma from toronto on October 26, 2011
What finish is shown in the picture? Does the mantel come with hardware to mount to existing fireplace?
By Kevin E. on October 28, 2011
Answer:The mantel shown is our Medium Distressed Oak finish. This mantel is shipped with a wall cleat for attaching to your fireplace.
By Steve from Azle, TX on November 30, 2015
What does "box beam" mean? Is this Pearl Mantels 412 Shenandoah fireplace mantel shelf open in the back to insert it over current beams?
By Will M. on December 1, 2015
Answer:Boxed Beam is referring to the boxed pine boards that the mantel shelf is constructed of and there will be an opening to attach the mantel to your wall via the included wall cleat.
By Ellen from Milford, CT on October 16, 2012
We have a wood stove with triple pipe going up and out into the chimney. We have it about 2 1/2 - 3 feet from the wall, which is brick. Our neighbor, who is an interior decorator, suggested we put a mantel shelf up - which I would love.
I have never seen a stove with a shelf. Is it a safety issue or something that is just not normally done?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 17, 2012
Answer:There is usually not a specific issue with installing a mantel shelf above a stove, as long as proper clearances to the piping and the stove itself are maintained. It is indeed something that you rarely see, but can nevertheless provide a nice accent to the right setup.
By Donna from California on November 5, 2011
Can the shelf be mounted on a natural stone wall? I have a fireplace opening with no existing mantel. Will special mounting be needed, if it can be mounted on stone? I have a California ranch, built in the early 70's.
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on November 7, 2011
Answer:This shelf comes with a wall cleat for installation. You would mount the cleat onto your stone wall and the shelf would then hang from it. No mounting hardware is included.
By Scott from Chicago, IL on August 8, 2015
How do I tighten this Pearl Mantels 412 Shenandoah fireplace mantle against the wall? It's hanging down slightly.
By Kevin E. on August 9, 2015
Answer:Ensuring the mantel cleat is tight against the wall should serve to draw the mantel closer. This may prove difficult if the wall is covered with a brick or stone facade however. In a case such as that, some slight modification to the wall facade may be necessary.
By Dan from AZ on August 9, 2015
Answer:I predrilled three angled holes into the cleat that are 3 inches long. I then screwed them into the back topside of the mantel which is angled into the cleat.
By Justin from WI on August 9, 2015
Answer:I have the same issue, it droops a little bit. Just make sure that the corbels are tight.
By Terry from Boston, MA on August 10, 2015
Answer:If your wall is flat and you attached the board against the wall correctly, angled side up, try pressing the shelf down next to the wall with a rubber mallet. With the angle of the wall mount piece, it should become snug against the wall if it is sitting properly against the wall.
By Ddavid L Hiestand from Bloomington, Indiana on December 4, 2016
Can I have a shelf or mantel above a wall mount electric fireplace; the heater part is on the top of the fireplace?
By Will M. on December 5, 2016
Answer:In all likelihood, you should be able to install a mantel shelf above an electric fireplace, so long as the fan vents are front-facing and not pointed up towards the mantel. To confirm, we will need to know the make and model number of the electric fireplace in question, so that we may locate the clearance requirements.
By mimma from newmarket on October 27, 2011
What is the measurement between the corbels? width?
By Kevin E. on October 28, 2011
Answer:That measurement is up to you. The corbels are shipped unattached from the mantel shelf. You have the option to place them in any location beneath the shelf you choose. You may also leave them off.
By Steve Kiker from Charlotte, NC on November 16, 2012
What is the return policy on these mantels if they have not been installed?
By Dawn H. on November 16, 2012
By Vickie from Prince George, VA on July 12, 2016
Is it one solid piece of wood?
By Will M. on July 12, 2016
Answer:This product is a "boxed beam" and is constructed from multiple pieces of wood. It is partially hollow on the inside to allow you to mount the shelf without the corbels.
By Mike from ID on October 12, 2016
Can this unit be hooked up to a wall switch?
By Brennan W. on October 12, 2016
Answer:This product is a mantel only, not a fireplace.