What kind of wood do you use for a fireplace mantel?
Walnut is a popular choice for fireplace mantels. It is a harder and heavier type of wood than most and is extremely durable. The rich dark brown wood is an excellent for an impressive fireplace mantel. Hickory is also a great choice for a fireplace mantel if you are going for a unique look.
Does oak make a good mantel?
As a hardwood, oak is the perfect choice for a mantelpiece because it is tough and hard-wearing.
How thick should a wood fireplace mantel be?
How thick should a wood fireplace mantel be? A depth of 7 inches is ideal for most mantels, as it allows plenty of room to accommodate decorative objects. Keep in mind that the top and the sides of the mantel should be the same depth.
How far should a fireplace mantel stick out?
A mantel should stick out at least 6 inches (15.24cm) from the wall. It’s the perfect depth that allows you to have a mantle effectively deflect heat without compromising aesthetics. You can extend it to have more depth for your decorative pieces, but we don’t recommend having it less than 6 inches (15.24cm).
How thick should a fireplace mantel be?
A depth of 7 inches is ideal for most mantels, as it allows plenty of room to accommodate decorative objects. Keep in mind that the top and the sides of the mantel should be the same depth.
How wide should a mantel be?
The recommended width for a mantel is 6 inches (15.24cm) wider on both sides. So, if your fireplace is 36 inches (91.44cm), your mantle should be at least 48 inches (121.92cm) wide. Whether you want to install pilasters or not, you’ll need to have the same width for your fireplace mantle.
How are fireplace mantels attached?
How Are Fireplace Mantels Attached? Standalone floating fireplace mantels can either be attached to a wall using lag screws or installed onto a back board, while mantels as part of a complete fireplace surround may be screwed into the wall using brackets.
How far should a mantle stick out?
How to make a quality fireplace mantel?
Multi-Tool for cutting trim
How to build rustic fireplace mantels?
Live Edge Wood Mantel.
Where to buy fireplace mantels?
Check out our Buyer’s Guide for Mantels – written by our NFI Certified specialists
How to decorate with fireplace mantels?
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