Covington Fireplace Mantel Shelf

The Covington Mantel Shelf features:

  • Available in poplar for painting or staining or a high quality wood type
  • Mantel shelf installation requires basic tools and skills
  • Includes mounting board, wood screws and step-by-step instructions
  • Ships in 1-2 Weeks
Shelf Sizes
Overall Length D
Lookout Width LW
Shelf Height H
Shelf Depth F
Lookout Depth LD
Price
36" Shelf
36"
27.5"
5.625"
8"
3.75"
$99.99 - $309.99
48" Shelf
48"
39.5"
5.625"
8"
3.75"
$129.99 - $329.99
60" Shelf
60"
51.5"
5.625"
8"
3.75"
$139.99 - $359.99
72" Shelf
72"
63.5"
5.625"
8"
3.75"
$149.99 - $379.99

The Covington Mantel Shelf is a classic wood fireplace mantel shelf and is available in standard lengths. This high quality mantel can be made in MDF, Poplar for Painting, Poplar for Staining, Pine, Maple, Oak and Cherry for staining (wood types and finishes). You may choose to receive your fireplace mantel shelf unfinished or with a professionally applied paint or stain of your choice. You will find that each of our mantel shelves are easy-to-install. Wood mantel shelves include simple instructions and mounting board (wood screws are included).

Note: To ensure the lowest possible price and fastest delivery time of our unfinished Valueline Mantels and Shelves, simple prep-work will be required on-site. Spackling paste will be necessary to fill in nail holes. Fine-grit sandpaper will be needed for light sanding around the filled-in holes.

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Traditional Wood Mantel Shelf Installation instructions

Follow these 3 easy steps and you will be ready to enjoy your new shelf. You will need the following tools and materials to build your mantel shelf:

  • Hammer
  • Tape Measure
  • ¾" x 2" Mounting Boards (1 included)
  • Drill
  • Pencil
  • #8 Penny Finish Nails

Step 1

Place the shelf on the wall above your fireplace or on the wall at the desired height. Level the shelf and draw a line on the wall at the top of the shelf. Remove the shelf and measure down 2-3/4" from the line and draw a second line on the wall parallel to the first line. See Mantel Plan Fig. 1.

Height of shlef varies. Normal height range from 50 to 55 inches above the floor.

Note: Some shelf designs require the use of a square mounting board as opposed to angled. In this case, measure down from "wall mark" 3/4" to draw a second line. If you have a Commodore or Harford shelf, you should measure down from the wall line 3.5" as opposed to 2.75" to make your second wall line mark.

Step 2

The shelf mounting bracket is a long, narrow wood strip with the top lengthwise edge angled down and away from the outside edge. For some shelves such as the Bedford, Concorde, Monroe and Vail, the mounting bracket is square, not angled. See Mantel Plan Fig. 2. Line up the bottom of the mounting bracket with the line and attach the mounting bracket to the wall in this position. Make sure mounting bracket is level. If you are mounting the bracket on a standard drywall over stud construction, make sure you screw the mounting bracket into the wood studs (2x4's) for strength. When attaching the shelf to a brick surface you must use a masonry lag bolt. Drill three holes in the mortar joints of the brick in the desired position. Insert lag and attach mounting bracket with a bolt. Make sure the mounting bracket is secure to the wall as shown in FIG. 2.

Make sure pointed edge of bracket is away from the wall.

Line up bottom of mounting bracket with bottom line on wall. Make sure bracket is level then screw to wall.

Step 3

Install shelf over mounting bracket and slide down until shelf is tight against the wall. For shelves with a square mounting bracket, push the shelf tight against the wall, with the square mounting bracket on the inside of the shelf cavity, then push down firmly on the shelf to insure that the bottom of your shelf is resting on top of the mounting bracket. When the shelf is in position, nail down through the top of the shelf into the mounting bracket, using #8 penny finish nails. You may wish to pre-drill pilot holes before nailing. You may also wish to toenail through the top of the shelf into the wall to insure a tight fit. Make sure the shelf is level before nailing. See Mantel Plans Fig. 3 and FIG. 4.

Note: Due to limited height inside the Bedford, Concode, Monroe and Vail shelves, some mounting brackets are straight edged, with no beveled bracket attached inside the shelf. There are no beveled edges to line up on these shelves.

Note: The edge of the shelf against the wall may not be tight against the wall across the whole length of the shelf. The wall may not be uniform and flat. If not, use caulk to fill gap before painting.

This item is eligible for FREE SHIPPING (Regular Delivery) in the contiguous U.S. (If your destination is different please contact us at 1.888.493.8898 or info@mantelsdirect.com)

Shipping Details:

  • Usually ships in 7-14 business days
  • Delivery can typically be expected in 10-19 days from order date
  • Regular, FREE delivery

Dimensions

Shelf Sizes
Overall Length D
Lookout Width LW
Shelf Height H
Shelf Depth F
Lookout Depth LD
Price
36" Shelf
36"
27.5"
5.625"
8"
3.75"
$99.99 - $309.99
48" Shelf
48"
39.5"
5.625"
8"
3.75"
$129.99 - $329.99
60" Shelf
60"
51.5"
5.625"
8"
3.75"
$139.99 - $359.99
72" Shelf
72"
63.5"
5.625"
8"
3.75"
$149.99 - $379.99

Description

The Covington Mantel Shelf is a classic wood fireplace mantel shelf and is available in standard lengths. This high quality mantel can be made in MDF, Poplar for Painting, Poplar for Staining, Pine, Maple, Oak and Cherry for staining (wood types and finishes). You may choose to receive your fireplace mantel shelf unfinished or with a professionally applied paint or stain of your choice. You will find that each of our mantel shelves are easy-to-install. Wood mantel shelves include simple instructions and mounting board (wood screws are included).

Note: To ensure the lowest possible price and fastest delivery time of our unfinished Valueline Mantels and Shelves, simple prep-work will be required on-site. Spackling paste will be necessary to fill in nail holes. Fine-grit sandpaper will be needed for light sanding around the filled-in holes.

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Installation

Traditional Wood Mantel Shelf Installation instructions

Follow these 3 easy steps and you will be ready to enjoy your new shelf. You will need the following tools and materials to build your mantel shelf:

  • Hammer
  • Tape Measure
  • ¾" x 2" Mounting Boards (1 included)
  • Drill
  • Pencil
  • #8 Penny Finish Nails

Step 1

Place the shelf on the wall above your fireplace or on the wall at the desired height. Level the shelf and draw a line on the wall at the top of the shelf. Remove the shelf and measure down 2-3/4" from the line and draw a second line on the wall parallel to the first line. See Mantel Plan Fig. 1.

Height of shlef varies. Normal height range from 50 to 55 inches above the floor.

Note: Some shelf designs require the use of a square mounting board as opposed to angled. In this case, measure down from "wall mark" 3/4" to draw a second line. If you have a Commodore or Harford shelf, you should measure down from the wall line 3.5" as opposed to 2.75" to make your second wall line mark.

Step 2

The shelf mounting bracket is a long, narrow wood strip with the top lengthwise edge angled down and away from the outside edge. For some shelves such as the Bedford, Concorde, Monroe and Vail, the mounting bracket is square, not angled. See Mantel Plan Fig. 2. Line up the bottom of the mounting bracket with the line and attach the mounting bracket to the wall in this position. Make sure mounting bracket is level. If you are mounting the bracket on a standard drywall over stud construction, make sure you screw the mounting bracket into the wood studs (2x4's) for strength. When attaching the shelf to a brick surface you must use a masonry lag bolt. Drill three holes in the mortar joints of the brick in the desired position. Insert lag and attach mounting bracket with a bolt. Make sure the mounting bracket is secure to the wall as shown in FIG. 2.

Make sure pointed edge of bracket is away from the wall.

Line up bottom of mounting bracket with bottom line on wall. Make sure bracket is level then screw to wall.

Step 3

Install shelf over mounting bracket and slide down until shelf is tight against the wall. For shelves with a square mounting bracket, push the shelf tight against the wall, with the square mounting bracket on the inside of the shelf cavity, then push down firmly on the shelf to insure that the bottom of your shelf is resting on top of the mounting bracket. When the shelf is in position, nail down through the top of the shelf into the mounting bracket, using #8 penny finish nails. You may wish to pre-drill pilot holes before nailing. You may also wish to toenail through the top of the shelf into the wall to insure a tight fit. Make sure the shelf is level before nailing. See Mantel Plans Fig. 3 and FIG. 4.

Note: Due to limited height inside the Bedford, Concode, Monroe and Vail shelves, some mounting brackets are straight edged, with no beveled bracket attached inside the shelf. There are no beveled edges to line up on these shelves.

Note: The edge of the shelf against the wall may not be tight against the wall across the whole length of the shelf. The wall may not be uniform and flat. If not, use caulk to fill gap before painting.

Shipping

This item is eligible for FREE SHIPPING (Regular Delivery) in the contiguous U.S. (If your destination is different please contact us at 1.888.493.8898 or info@mantelsdirect.com)

Shipping Details:

  • Usually ships in 7-14 business days
  • Delivery can typically be expected in 10-19 days from order date
  • Regular, FREE delivery