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    Empire 48" Profile Wooden Mantel Shelf with Standard Trim - Unfinished - MS-48-UH

    List Price: $109.99
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    Manufacturer: Empire
    Part Number: MS48UH
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-MS48UH
    UPC: 720968916730


    • 48" mantel shelf with standard trim
    • Constructed with cabinetry-grade materials
    • Comes in unfinished hardwood
    • Perfect for remodeling or new construction
    • Dimensions: 5 1/4" H x 48 1/2" W x 6 5/8" D
    If you are constructing your own hearth, then simplify the process and purchase this incredible classy mantel shelf. The mantle features standard trim that has a classic appearance you are sure to love! Constructed from cabinetry-grade materials, you won't have to worry that this part of your hearth won't live up to the quality of your own construction. This mantle shelf arrives as unfinished hardwood, giving you all the options you need to make a perfect match to your own hearth. Whether you're remodeling, and building from scratch, this mantle shelf is perfect for you! Dimensions: 5 1/4" H x 48 1/2" W x 6 5/8" D.
    Customer Questions & Answers
    12 Questions & 12 Answers
    Sheila Riley
    from Riverside, CA asked:
    November 5, 2016
    We have a brick fireplace with brick mantels - actually several of them - different sizes and I'm trying to find something that would go over the existing brick mantel.

    from Lawndale,NC asked:
    July 29, 2016
    Is this mantel solid wood or constructed with veneer?
    1 Answer
    This mantel is constructed with veneer.
    Brennan W.
    on July 29, 2016

    from Lake Forest, IL asked:
    May 20, 2015
    What does this Empire 48" Profile wooden mantel shelf look like from the side?
    1 Answer
    The same scroll pattern that is on the front of the mantel shelf wraps around the side of the shelf as well. As such, there is no change in the appearance.
    on May 21, 2015

    from Lisle, IL asked:
    February 7, 2015
    We need a mantel shelf that we can mount onto a face-bricked fireplace. Does this mantel have some type of mounting bracket that is included?
    1 Answer
    This shelf does indeed have a mounting cleat that will first be attached to the brick, using masonry anchors and screws. The shelf itself is then dropped into position.
    on February 9, 2015

    from Nashville, TN asked:
    April 11, 2014
    What is the depth at the bottom of the shelf?
    1 Answer
    Per the manufacturer, the shelf depth does indeed taper down from top to bottom. Approximately depth at the bottom of the shelf is 2 3/4 inches.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on April 14, 2014

    from San Diego, CA asked:
    December 7, 2013
    How long is the bottom of this mantel? I know the top is 48" long but it tapers inwards towards the bottom. I am planning on installing it above a concrete fireplace surround that is 44" long.
    1 Answer
    Per the manufacturer, the mantel shelf tapers down to a bottom width of 41 3/8 inches wide.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on December 9, 2013

    from Moore, Ok asked:
    September 20, 2013
    How wide is the ledge?
    1 Answer
    This shelf has a projection from the wall of 6 5/8 inches in total.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on September 20, 2013

    from Maxton, NC asked:
    March 9, 2013
    Does this include side panels?
    1 Answer
    No, but the full unfinished mantel is available here: Empire 48 Inch Profile Wooden Mantel with Standard Trim - Unfinished
    Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist
    on March 11, 2013

    from Arkansas asked:
    January 10, 2013
    What kind of wood is it? Is it pine? Does the wood need to be conditioned before it is stained?
    1 Answer
    These hardwood mantels are crafted from fine-grain poplar veneers with poplar trim. Conditioning is recommendded before staining.
    Magan B.
    on January 14, 2013

    Julie Slama
    from Charlotte NC asked:
    February 29, 2012
    I am considering purchasing Empire 48 Inch Profile Wooden Mantel Shelf with Standard Trim - Unfinished. My question is whether the wall cleat I need to install the shelf is included with the product.
    2 Answers
    The wall cleat and basic mounting hardware is included with this shelf. It may be necessary to purchase masonry anchors and hardware, if you intend to mount the shelf on a brick surface.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on February 29, 2012
    The wall cleat will indeed be included with this mantel.
    Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist
    on February 29, 2012

    Phyllis Purcell
    from Clinton Township, MI asked:
    February 28, 2012
    Can this wood be painted or stained? I want to match the existing mantel frame. Do you custom make selves? The frame around my fireplace is only 51" wide. The wall is only 53" wide. The distance between the top of the mantel frame & my wall-mounted TV is only 14" ... Any advice ?
    1 Answer
    This particular mantel is unfinished and can be painted or stained to the finish of your choice. We do not offer any custom sizes. Unfortunately, our mantels are only offered in the standard sizes of 48", 60" or 72". While a 48" unit would fit, it would not likely be aesthetically pleasing. It appears that we sadly do not have the perfect mantel for you at this time.
    Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist
    on February 28, 2012

    Christine Kennard
    from asked:
    January 14, 2012
    This says unfinished but when I get to checkout it says it's primed. I want to stain it and prefer it unprimed. Is this an option?
    1 Answer
    This item is indeed unfinished and is designed to be stained prior to installation. The primed mantel you're noticing may simply be our advertisement for similar items to this mantel. This ad is displayed once you add the unfinished version to your cart. You can move directly to your cart by clicking the grey "View Cart" button. Or, please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-203-1642 to place your order for you.
    Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist
    on January 16, 2012

    Customer Reviews
    6 Reviews
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    83% Recommend this product (5 of 6 responses)
    By Danielle from San Pedro on August 14, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Great product
    Easy experience, great product!
    By Patricia from Montgomery on February 4, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Loved it!
    I received it within 3 days of ordering. And when I opened it I was thrilled at the quality. I was able to paint it right away and it is beautiful!
    By Jim from PITTSBURGH on November 18, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Delivered as Promised.
    Was looking for a basic fireplace mantel and this one was perfect. Easily mounted on my brick fireplace and looks great painted white.
    By Dwight from Charleston, IL on December 23, 2014
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    love this mantel!
    Love the mantel. One of the only places I found which had the size we needed. Arrived on time and in good condition. It's already painted and installed and we love it.
    By Ricky from Columbia,sc on January 30, 2014
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    48" Mantle
    Just as described. If you need a 4ft mantle this one is perfect!
    By Ricky from on January 6, 2011
    Review for
    The mantel is perfect, very easy to set up and paint.

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