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    Empire 52 Inch Profile Wooden Mantel with Standard Trim - Primed - MFL-52-PG

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    • 52" flush mantel with standard trim
    • Constructed with cabinetry-grade materials
    • Matching solid wood trim and full 3/4" moldings
    • Comes in primed hardwood
    • Perfect for remodeling or new construction
    • *Requires owner-supplied tile, stone, or other non-combustible surround
    • Dimensions (in inches):
      • Mantel Top Shelf Width:  72 1/2 in.
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    Product Details
    Manufacturer: Empire
    Part Number: MFL52PG
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-MFL52PG
    UPC: 720968916723

    Features

    • 52" flush mantel with standard trim
    • Constructed with cabinetry-grade materials
    • Matching solid wood trim and full 3/4" moldings
    • Comes in primed hardwood
    • Perfect for remodeling or new construction
    • *Requires owner-supplied tile, stone, or other non-combustible surround
    • Dimensions (in inches):
      • Mantel Top Shelf Width:  72 1/2 in.
      • Mantel Top Shelf Projection from Wall:  6 5/8 in.
      • Overall Height Including Mantel Shelf:  56 1/4 in.
      • Exterior Surround Width:  64 1/2 in.
      • Interior Fireplace Opening Width:  52 in. (50 3/4 in. with trim)
      • Interior Fireplace Opening Height:  42 in. (41 5/8 in. with trim)
      • Mantel Top Shelf Height:  5 1/4 in.
    Building a home hearth can be nerve-wracking... even when things are going smoothly. If you want to cut down on time and headaches, then the engineers at Empire have just the solution for you. The Profile Wooden Mantel is extremely simple to install--usually taking less than ten steps--and costs much less than comparable models. This high-quality 52" fireplace surround comes in primed hardwood, and features matching solid wood trim and full 3/4" moldings. Make life simpler with this fine Mantel from Empire.
    Customer Questions & Answers
    30 Questions & 37 Answers
    Patrick
    from Ann Arbor, MI asked:
    March 29, 2017
    Our fireplace is 40 inches in height and 51 inches in width. This includes the ceramic border. Will this fireplace work?
    1 Answers
    This item is actually a mantel and it's opening is 52" W by 42" H.
    Owen
    on March 30, 2017

    Paul
    from Elmore, AL asked:
    February 22, 2017
    What does mantel top shelf width mean?
    1 Answers
    That means the width at the top of the mantel. This will be the largest dimension of the mantel.
    Brennan W.
    on February 22, 2017

    Heather
    from Elk Grove, CA asked:
    February 6, 2017
    I bought this and was wondering if there was a Youtube video for assembly.
    1 Answers
    While there are no YouTube videos provided by the manufacturer, the mantel is shipped with instructions and many general installation videos are available that may be helpful.
    Will M.
    on February 7, 2017

    Abby Grossman
    from Columbus, Ohio asked:
    January 31, 2017
    Does this include the firebox and logs?
    1 Answers
    This is simply a mantel and would not include the firebox and logs. We would be happy to put together a package including a firebox and logs that will work with this mantel. Also, we have a full selection of fireplace and mantel combinations here.
    Will M.
    on January 31, 2017

    Abby Grossman
    from Columbus, Ohio asked:
    January 30, 2017
    Do you sell a complete fireplace set? The mantel, a propane ready insert, logs and trim? I would like to purchase it this way, so I can be sure everything fits properly together.
    1 Answers
    We absolutely offer these products. Please view our selection of Fireplaces with Mantels.
    Will M.
    on January 31, 2017

    Darryl Wolski
    from Hartland, MI asked:
    December 26, 2016
    The opening of my fireplace is 45 1/2'' high X 60'' wide. This is the opening dimensions of the tiles that surround my gas insert. Will this item fit?
    1 Answers
    Are those dimensions the actual dimensions of the gas unit? Those would be the dimensions we would need to know. If you actual unit is no more then 50 3/4" W by 41 5/8" H then this mantel would indeed fix your unit.
    Owen
    on December 27, 2016

    J.
    from Peachtree City, Georgia asked:
    November 7, 2016
    I have a 36" wide by 24" high fireplace opening, and it is gas. It will have a cinder block riser on the bottom. Will this work.?

    Sue
    from Woodbridge, NJ asked:
    March 28, 2016
    What size electric insert can I use with Empire wooden mantel?
    1 Answers
    Most electric fireplaces require minimal clearance to adjacent combustibles. It will depend on the brand, but most will require no more than 2 to 3 inches, allowing you to use an electric unit around 42 inches in width with ease.
    eFireplaceStore
    on March 28, 2016

    Pete
    from CA asked:
    January 26, 2016
    How hard would it be to install this Empire 52 inch Profile wooden mantel with standard trim onto brick? How would I do it?
    1 Answers
    The surround will arrive with several wall cleats, which must be anchored to the brick facade. A masonry bit will be needed to bore into the wall and install plastic anchors. The cleats can then be mounted in the correct locations. Once the cleats are installed, the entire surround will hang in position on the cleats.
    Will M.
    on January 26, 2016

    Jacquie
    from CA asked:
    December 31, 2015
    How far from the wall does the side panels of this Empire 52 inch Profile wooden mantel with standard trim come out?
    1 Answers
    The legs will protrude 3/4" from the wall.
    Chris C.
    on December 31, 2015

    Suellen
    from Santa Clarita, CA asked:
    June 20, 2015
    Does the screen come with this Empire 52" Profile fireplace mantel?
    3 Answers
    This is just the mantel and will not come with the screen or any other finishing materials.
    Will M.
    on June 22, 2015
    There isn't a screen. The only thing that comes in the box is the wood pieces (white in the pictures as it is primed wood) and instructions.
    Fal
    on June 22, 2015
    from PA
    This model doesn't come with a screen. However, the design and style of the assembled fireplace makes even a cheap screen look good. I am very pleased with my fireplace and would recommend it to all.
    Dave
    on June 23, 2015
    from Las Vegas, NV

    John
    from Schaghticoke, NY asked:
    April 12, 2015
    How wide is each leg on each side of this Empire wooden mantel with trim?
    1 Answers
    Each leg is 6.25" wide.
    Brennan W.
    on April 13, 2015

    Kristina
    from Indio, CA asked:
    January 24, 2015
    I love this mantel! My fireplace is only a little over 39'' tall. Is there any way to get it cut down shorter before it ships? If not, could I cut it at home or is the material that it is made out of not for cutting?
    3 Answers
    While we do not have the ability to cut or modify the mantel on our end, it can most certainly be cut down in the field. A miter or circular saw will make short work of cutting the legs down to the required overall height.
    eFireplaceStore
    on January 26, 2015
    Anyone with a saw would be able to cut the side down to accommodate a shorter fireplace.
    Keith
    on January 26, 2015
    from Sycamore, IL
    We had ours installed by a carpenter during a kitchen renovation gone wild. Both the columns and the breast plate were cut down to accommodate the fireplace insert we had. It was an easy fix for an outdated fireplace that now looks beautiful! The carpenter even commented on how great the mantle looks for the price!
    Susan
    on January 26, 2015
    from Long Island, NY

    Barbara
    from Leawood, KS asked:
    January 4, 2015
    Would this surround work as a faux fireplace for staging?
    1 Answers
    The surround itself could indeed be used for this purpose. You would only need to construct a fireplace alcove within the surround borders.
    eFireplaceStore
    on January 5, 2015

    Sam
    from Golden, CO asked:
    August 29, 2014
    How does this beautiful piece attach to brick?
    1 Answers
    The surround will arrive with several wall cleats, which must be anchored to the brick facade. A masonry bit will be needed to bore into the wall and install plastic anchors. The cleats can then be mounted in the correct locations. Once the cleats are installed, the entire surround will hang in position on the cleats.
    eFireplaceStore
    on August 29, 2014

    Joe
    from Ossining, NY asked:
    July 27, 2014
    Does this come with the whole mantel and side pieces or just top piece?
    5 Answers
    This model is a complete surround. The product includes the top shelf, breastboard, and vertical legs.
    eFireplaceStore
    on July 28, 2014
    This comes with the side pieces as well as the mantel. I did but some extra trim from a molding store to dress it out.
    Paul
    on July 28, 2014
    from California
    It comes with everything to make a complete mantel. side pieces, etc. We were very pleased with the quality of this item.
    Carrie
    on July 28, 2014
    from Dillsburg, PA
    It comes with everything in the photo. All the pieces for the entire surround are included.
    Kelly
    on July 28, 2014
    from Texas
    Yes, it comes with the whole mantel and side pieces. In the picture, you see that the mantel and trim surrounds a grey stone area. You will need to supply your own stone (brick, marble, granite, etc.) surround kit. Just google "stone fireplace surround kits" to get an idea. I installed a granite surround kit, and then I installed the Empire 52 inch wooden mantel with standard trim on top of that. I am extremely pleased with how mine turned out. Hope that helps.
    Albert
    on July 29, 2014
    from Tennessee

    Duncan
    from Los Angeles asked:
    March 20, 2014
    I have a Monessen SBV Radiant B-Vent 42 inch - CUI-500 SBVNSC and would like to know if this mantle will fit this fireplace?
    1 Answers
    Reviewing the dimensions of your fireplace, this mantel can indeed be installed in conjunction with the unit mentioned. A small apron of noncombustible finishing material can be used between the unit and the mantel legs.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on March 20, 2014

    Scott
    from New Jersey asked:
    February 27, 2014
    Would this mantle work with a vent free fireplace that we already have in house? We would like to take out old mantle and replace.
    1 Answers
    This perimeter mantel can certainly be used with a vent free fireplace.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on February 27, 2014

    Danielle
    from Barnegat, NJ asked:
    December 8, 2013
    I'm trying to figure out what size mantel kit we need. We have marble around the fireplace that measures 55" width x 42" height. Can you give us some advice on this?
    1 Answers
    This surround could overlay your marble without an issue, but additional molding would be needed to cover any gaps that may result around the surround, if the marble projects from the wall.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on December 9, 2013

    Amy
    from Redwood City, CA asked:
    October 20, 2013
    Our fireplace comes out 8 inches from the wall. Will this mantel work for us?
    1 Answers
    This profile mantel is designed to be used with a fireplace that is on the same plane that the mantel will be mounted to. It is not an issue if the wall surrounding the fireplace also projects forward and is wide enough to allow mounting of the surround shelf.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on October 21, 2013

    Becky
    from Decatur, AL asked:
    June 24, 2013
    Will this mantel's wood buckle under heat?
    1 Answers
    As long as proper clearances are maintained from the fireplace opening, this wooden mantel will not buckle. Specific clearances will be covered in the owners manual of your manufactured fireplace. If the fireplace being used is masonry, 12 inches of clearance is recommended between the bottom of the mantel and the top of the fireplace opening.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on June 24, 2013

    Becky
    from Decatur, AL asked:
    June 22, 2013
    The rectangular part of my fireplace is 43" by 36". Is a 52" mantel large enough that you will be able to see the brick around it?
    1 Answers
    This mantel is indeed large enough that a 4 inch skirting of brick would be exposed on either side of the fireplace.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on June 24, 2013

    Chris
    from Tn asked:
    August 9, 2012
    I have Sheetrock wall currently surrounding my firebox. How does the Empire attach to the wall?
    1 Answers
    For installation instructions, please see this copy of the owner's manual.
    Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist
    on August 10, 2012

    Kathy Meyer
    from Annapolis, Maryland asked:
    June 15, 2012
    Our current surround is 52 inches wide and 43 inches high. Will this mantel and trim fit this?
    1 Answers
    While the width is acceptable, the interior height of the opening is only 42" overall. It would be necessary to raise this surround with decorative trim or spacers in order to get the extra inch of clearance.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on June 15, 2012

    Chris
    from New Jersey asked:
    February 25, 2012
    Is this primed hardwood, white or ivory? Does it need to be painted or can we just keep it this color? Also are installation instructions included? If we had too can we cut this?
    1 Answers
    The primer is a translucent white color and will need to be painted, as it does not completely cover the wood grain on it's own. Detailed installation instructions are included with the mantel on delivery. You can definitely cut the breast board and mantel legs if less height is needed.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on February 27, 2012

    Ellen
    from Sacramento, CA asked:
    January 28, 2012
    My fireplace, with brick surround, is only 36 inches high. Can the height of this product be trimmed, at the bottom perhaps, to fit a shorter surround?
    1 Answers
    This mantel features hardwood construction and can indeed be trimmed down.
    Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist
    on January 30, 2012

    Mary
    from Seattle, Washington asked:
    December 11, 2011
    I have 3/8" thick tile around my fireplace. Some of it will be under the surround. Will this work for this mantel/surround?
    1 Answers
    This mantel will work just fine for your application. However, it may be necessary to shim beneath the mantel in the areas that are not attached to the tile. This will prevent the appearance of any gaps behind the mantel.
    Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist
    on December 12, 2011

    Layla
    from Kings Park asked:
    November 12, 2011
    Is there a casing inside to fit over my mantle bricks that extend from the face of the fireplace?
    1 Answers
    This mantel is not meant to be used in a way that you have described. It is a flush profile mantel meant to go up against a combustible wall in which a fireplace is framed.
    Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist
    on November 14, 2011

    Candy C
    from New Hampshire asked:
    November 3, 2011
    I have a vent free fireplace, the dimensions are 37 1/2 wide by 34 high. Will this fit?
    1 Answers
    Absolutely. This mantel can work with a fireplace as large as 51" wide by 42" tall.
    Kevin E.
    on November 4, 2011

    Amy
    from New York asked:
    October 28, 2011
    My fireplace right now is around red bricks. If I buy this mantel do I need to buy a surround tile/granite?
    1 Answers
    This mantel does not require the separate purchase of a surround of any sort. However, you will want to make sure that both the interior and exterior dimensions work for you.
    Kevin E.
    on October 31, 2011

    Customer Reviews
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    94% Recommend this product (16 of 17 responses)
    By Diane from TX on May 10, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Beautiful!
    Although it arrived damaged, eFireplaceStore took very good care of us and we would definitely recommend this product and this business to everyone.
    By Staci from VA on April 10, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Love It!
    It came on time, packed well, easy to follow instructions, looks beautiful!!
    ProsLike that the sides have an option of smooth or fluted.
    By Brian from Chicago, IL on January 25, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Sweet new mantel
    The Mantel was actually of a higher quality than i had even hoped. Putting it up was actually fairly easy. Because of the quality components I was able to make the modifications I needed to for it to fit my space correctly.
    By Jeffrey from Newport Beach on June 30, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    The mantel arrived on time and was in fairly good shape
    The box was undamaged, but the mantel was banged up and had come apart in the box. I was able to re assemble the pieces glue and re nail them together. The mantel turned out perfect.
    ProsGood quality woods used, nicely primed
    ConsProduct inside the box had come apart in shipping maybe a litter tighter packing and a few more nails used in assembling.
    By Craig from West Brookfield on November 19, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Looks expensive, eazy to install and great price
    I had my doubts, but very happy with this purchase. I'm a builder and will certainly use this model again.
    ProsLook expensive easy to install
    ConsCould use some added material (lumber) for attaching mantel shelf
    By Shannon from Chicago, Illinois on October 16, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Beautiful and easy to do!
    Beyond happy with our new fireplace mantle. Parts came primed and we were able to put a few coats of paint on it before assembling. My husband and I were able to put together fully, attached to the wall, with no problems in about an hour and a half. My only advice to buyers would be have extra screws (about 2" long) and use a stud finder to make sure where you are attaching to the wall is going into a stud. We also took one buyers advice and attached the top using a 2x4 instead of the small piece of wood (better peace of mind and more sturdy). After caulking and giving it another coat of paint while up, we did a backsplash type surround and it looks amazing!
    Proseasy to do, already came primed, looks very high end without the price point!
    Consneeded extra screws, used a nail gun instead of the finishing nails they provided (personal preference)
    By Gordon Donald from Oceanport, NJ on October 5, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Terrific old fireplace rehab
    outstanding value. easy installation. looks great
    By Jamie from North Potomac, MD on May 21, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Love this one
    I bought two of these. Great design and good quality. Much better than I expected.
    By Dave Seeman from Las Vegas, NV on February 14, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Just as expected.
    Good looking product. Not the highest quality materials, but once painted, looks very good.
    By Peter Ewell from hiram georgia on December 17, 2014
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    our new mantel
    This mantel met our needs well, it came to us in good condition and we found it easy to install and it looks great! It made a plain rock fireplace look so much better.
    Prosthe wood looked good and it was cut well
    By Medy from Las Vegas, NV on December 4, 2014
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Very satisfied
    Easy to assemble with the printed instruction that is on the shipping box
    By Mary Wade from Ellerslie, Georgia on October 1, 2014
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Very Nice
    I wasn't sure if this fireplace surround would work because my fireplace was raised off the ground and had no hearth (just tiles at floor level) However, I decided to take a chance and bought it, hoping I could build a raised hearth underneath it. Everything went perfectly, and I was able to do the entire fireplace by myself. It came with all the parts, but I found the 1 1/4-inch screws too short, so I bought longer ones, and they worked fine. This is a great buy for anyone wishing to remodel their fireplace, and I highly recommend it!
    ProsEase of installation; flexibility with installing, cost very reasonable, wood is good quality
    ConsNone
    By Jessica from Mt. Laurel, NJ on September 26, 2013
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Completes the Room
    This mantle completed a recent rehabbed property of our company. The existing brick fireplace needed updating and a mantel to define the fireplace. The price was excellent, shipping was prompt and our contractor had no problems with installation. We typically have the fireplace mantel as an oversight because the cost of typical mantels are pretty expensive, however, after ordering from here, we will definitely order again.
    ProsPrice, Prompt Shipping, Easy Installation according to our contractor
    ConsNone that I know of.
    By Wyane Atkinson from Glendale, Arizona on July 4, 2013
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Love the Mantle
    The new mantle really added a presence in our great room and is such an amazing improvement over our old glazed ceramic, original fireplace. Ours was missing a couple of trim pieces (which I replaced from Home Depot) which is why only four stars, but I'm very pleased.
    By Eunice Tan-Ambrosio from California on August 28, 2012
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Great Buy
    Very Happy with this purchase. Our Fireplace makeover turned out great. This Mantel came on time, well packaged and received as pictured. Received many compliments
    By Brenda from Puyallup Washington on December 2, 2011
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Empire 52 Inch Profile Wooden Mantel with Standard Trim - Primed
    Nice touch to any fireplace. Some of our own wood needed to cover some open spaces between fireplace and Mantel were used to complete look !
    ProsGoes with most decor. Ready to paint any color you choose.
    ConsSome open spaces not covered by whats included in kit. We needed to improvise.
    By Chris Giavis from on March 6, 2011
    Review for
    This product arrived earlier than expected, was in perfect condition and was easy to install. It is a great addition to the fireplace and brick wall that previously had a block of wood as a mantle. I will purchase again from you company when I redo my kitchen fireplace. Thanks!
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