By Jerry from IA on February 5, 2015
Is this mantel sealed with any type of sealer or varnish? I need to be able to stain it with my own stain and varnish.
By Will M. on February 5, 2015
Answer:The mantel will arrive completely unfinished without a stain or sealant. Before applying paint or stain to your wood mantel, the manufacturer recommends that you lightly sand it followed by wiping it down with a damp cloth.
By Don from Henderson, NV on February 7, 2014
We have a fireplace that has three sides and we want to install a mantel that will wrap around the three sides. The outside dimensions are 60 inches on two sides and 24 inches wide at the front.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 9, 2014
By Nancy from Augusta, GA on October 10, 2014
I love the Abingdon shelf but I have brick corbels built into my fireplace. Is it possible to get a 60" Abingdon without the corbels and just the shelf?
By eFireplaceStore on October 13, 2014
Answer:The manufacturer will only ship this shelf with the corbels included as standard. However, they do not have to be installed. The shelf is designed to be used with or without the corbels and it will not effect the installation in any way.
By Felicia from Monterey, CA on May 25, 2015
Can I disassemble the corbels from this Pearl Mantels 415 Abingdon mantel shelf? We would not need them and would like to attach the mantel to the top of our fireplace.
By Brennan W. on May 26, 2015
Answer:You do indeed have the option of installing this mantel with or without the corbels.
By Ginger from Chattanooga, TN on October 18, 2013
What kind of wood is this unfinished mantel made out of?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 18, 2013
Answer:Per the manufacturer, this particular shelf is made from white pine.
By Sharon from Mount Vernon, IL on May 11, 2016
What type of wood is this mantel made out of?
By Will M. on May 11, 2016
Answer:This shelf is made from white pine.
By Tim from Rock Hill, SC on February 25, 2017
I have brick corbels on my fireplace. Does this mantel come without corbels? Or, do you have any mantels that are hollow inside, where I could actually hang the mantel covering the brick corbels?
By Brennan W. on February 27, 2017
Answer:This mantel comes with corbels, but they are optional. This is indeed a hollow mantel shelf, but because of the way the mantel mounts on the wall, it likely won't be able to be installed over your corbels.
By Voshell from Kearney, NE on June 18, 2015
How much weight can the 60" version of this Pearl Mantels 415 Abingdon Wooden Mantel Shelf support?
By Will M. on June 18, 2015
Answer:According to Pearl Mantels, the 60" mantel can support about 60 pounds.
By Jason from MO on June 19, 2015
Answer:I think it is made to handle plenty of weight. We did have to really sand and prepare ours for finishing properly, but it looks beautiful.
By Debbie from UT on June 23, 2015
Answer:I am not sure but I know it mounts very easy and mine is mounted on brick. I have not put anything especially heavy on it, but love it!!
By David from Montreal on December 13, 2016
Is it possible to install this item, as my wall is decorated with uneven stone?
By Will M. on December 13, 2016
Answer:The mantel shelf will include a wall cleat that will need to be anchored to your stone wall. If the stones are uneven, you will likely need to use shims when installing it so that it will project evenly from the stone
By Marc Lemoi from Rhode Island on January 16, 2017
Can you create custom lengths longer than 72"?
By Owen on January 16, 2017
Answer:72" is the max width mantels from Pearl. What width would you like? Agee does create wider mantels.