Elkhorn Fireplace Mantel Shelf

Choose Your Length * - 36"

36"
48"
60"
72"

Choose Your Finish/Color * - Aged Oak

48" is out of stock in Aged Oak, Driftwood, Dark Chocolate, and Mahogany. Any out of stock item will be back in stock 2/1/19.

Aged Oak
Dark Chocolate
Driftwood
Mahogany
White
Midnight

 

Price: $ 199.99

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Shelf Sizes
Overall Length D
Lookout Width LW
Shelf Height H
Shelf Depth F
Lookout Depth LD
Price
36" Shelf
36"
36"
6"
8"
8"
$199.99
48" Shelf
48"
48"
6"
8"
8"
$219.99
60" Shelf
60"
60"
6"
8"
8"
$269.99
72" Shelf
72"
72"
6"
8"
8"
$329.99

Please note that wood and MDF shelves are considered combustible materials. It is important to follow all necessary heat clearances. We encourage you to check with your local building codes & the manufacturer's instructions for your specific fireplace, fireplace insert or stove, prior to installation.

  • Crafted from solid Pine wood
  • Genuine rough-sawn timber for a natural distressed look
  • Complementary drill bits are included
  • Comes with stain and clear coat lacquer finish, making it water resistant
  • Ships in 2-3 Weeks

The Elkhorn Solid Timber Wood Mantel Shelf is the "real deal" when it comes to an authentic wood beam. It truly is a solid piece of rough-sawn Pine timber, with beautiful and natural looking aging, distressing and splitting. The Elkhorn is a stunning shelf that genuinely feels like a piece of natural looking art. Paired with a shiplap wall, brick or traditional drywall, the addition of the Elkhorn will bring a refreshing focal point to your room. Choose to hang the shelf above your fireplace in a traditional sense, or use it as a floating shelf on a decorative/accessory wall. As the shelf is solid wood, it does have some weight to it and requires just a bit more when it comes to installation. Don't worry, we assure it's still a simple installation and provide easy-to-follow-instructions, all the necessary hardware and even the appropriately sized drill bits. The Elkhorn solid wood shelf is proudly made in the U.S.A from real Pine wood.

This substantial shelf is available in 36", 48", 60" & 72" sizes, accommodating virtually any installation type. Choose from 4 beautiful finish options: Aged Oak, Dark Chocolate, Driftwood or Mahogany.

Learn More About Professional Installation

Wood Mantel Shelf Installation instructions

Important: wood mantels are considered a combustible material, so heat clearances must be adhered to. Before installing, check your local building codes and the manufacturer's instructions for your specific fireplace insert or stove.

Parts included:

  • (1) solid mantel shelf
  • (3) hanger bolts
  • (2) hex nuts
  • (1) 9/16" drill bit
  • (1) 3/8" drill bit

Minimum tools required:

  • Pencil or pen
  • Tape measure
  • Wrench (crescent or socket)
  • Drill

Optional tools (not required, but may be helpful):

  • Stud finder
  • Level
  • Hammer
  • Construction adhesive

Determine location on wall and drill holes

First, measure the length of your mantel shelf (probably 36", 48", 60" or 72")

Using a pencil, mark on the wall where you would like the left and right side of your mantel shelf to be.

Within those marks, locate 3 studs (2x4 boards) inside the wall you will be mounting to. If you can only find 2 studs that will suffice, but 3 studs are recommended.

After locating the studs, make a pencil mark on the center of each stud located 3" below the desired location of the top surface of the mantel shelf (see image).

Important: Use a tape measure or level to double check that wall marks are at the same vertical height. Ensuring these marks are at the same height will simplify installation. However, differing horizontal distances between studs in the wall will not matter.

Using 3/8" bit provided, drill (3) holes 4" deep into the wall where you made marks. Holes should be drilled straight. After drilling holes, remove the 3/8" bit from your drill and set aside (do NOT use again).

Attach the hanger bolts to the wall

Find the hanger bolt that already has (2) hex nuts attached.

Place coarse-thread end of hanger bolt into the first hole in your wall, and twist clockwise to tighten. Tighten by hand until it becomes too difficult to tighten by hand.

Using a crescent wrench or socket wrench, continue tightening hanger bolt into wall until only 4" of bolt remains visible.

Tip: In order to tighten with a wrench, both hex nuts must stay together and you should only tighten the nut on the outside (see diagram).

After the first hanger bolt is fully attached to the wall, remove hex nuts and attach them to the second hanger bolt. Repeat process of attaching all remaining hanger bolts to wall.

Drill holes into back of mantel shelf

Measure the distance between the hanger bolts you just attached to your wall.

Using a pencil, make corresponding marks on the back side of your mantel shelf 3" below the top surface. You can choose which side of the mantel shelf you prefer as the top or bottom surface.

Using 9/16" bit provided, drill holes 4.5" deep into the back side of the mantel shelf (where you made marks). Holes should be drilled straight.

Final Step: Mount the mantel shelf to the hanger bolts

Slide mantel shelf over hanger bolts. Optional: you may choose to apply construction adhesive inside the holes prior to sliding mantel shelf over hanger bolts (though this is not required).

Adjustments may be required to successfully complete this step. See tips below if your mantel shelf does not slide on easily the first time.

Tips for mounting:

First, try to wiggle one or both sides of the mantel shelf while trying to slide it on the hanger bolts. If you are doing this by yourself, wiggle one side at a time and alternate sides. If there are two people (much easier), you can wiggle both sides together.

If you notice that any of your hanger bolts are not attached to the wall straight, tap the bolts with a hammer to correct the straightness. Then try again to slide the mantel shelf on the hanger bolts.

You may also use a scrap piece of wood (not provided) as a strike plate to tap the mantel shelf onto the hanger bolts. Place the strike plate against the face of the mantel shelf and tap with a hammer until it slides on the hanger bolts.

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 2-3 weeks
  • Delivery can typically be expected in 3 weeks 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"
36"
6"
8"
8"
$199.99
48" Shelf
48"
48"
6"
8"
8"
$219.99
60" Shelf
60"
60"
6"
8"
8"
$269.99
72" Shelf
72"
72"
6"
8"
8"
$329.99

Please note that wood and MDF shelves are considered combustible materials. It is important to follow all necessary heat clearances. We encourage you to check with your local building codes & the manufacturer's instructions for your specific fireplace, fireplace insert or stove, prior to installation.

Description

  • Crafted from solid Pine wood
  • Genuine rough-sawn timber for a natural distressed look
  • Complementary drill bits are included
  • Comes with stain and clear coat lacquer finish, making it water resistant
  • Ships in 2-3 Weeks

The Elkhorn Solid Timber Wood Mantel Shelf is the "real deal" when it comes to an authentic wood beam. It truly is a solid piece of rough-sawn Pine timber, with beautiful and natural looking aging, distressing and splitting. The Elkhorn is a stunning shelf that genuinely feels like a piece of natural looking art. Paired with a shiplap wall, brick or traditional drywall, the addition of the Elkhorn will bring a refreshing focal point to your room. Choose to hang the shelf above your fireplace in a traditional sense, or use it as a floating shelf on a decorative/accessory wall. As the shelf is solid wood, it does have some weight to it and requires just a bit more when it comes to installation. Don't worry, we assure it's still a simple installation and provide easy-to-follow-instructions, all the necessary hardware and even the appropriately sized drill bits. The Elkhorn solid wood shelf is proudly made in the U.S.A from real Pine wood.

This substantial shelf is available in 36", 48", 60" & 72" sizes, accommodating virtually any installation type. Choose from 4 beautiful finish options: Aged Oak, Dark Chocolate, Driftwood or Mahogany.

Installation

Learn More About Professional Installation

Wood Mantel Shelf Installation instructions

Important: wood mantels are considered a combustible material, so heat clearances must be adhered to. Before installing, check your local building codes and the manufacturer's instructions for your specific fireplace insert or stove.

Parts included:

  • (1) solid mantel shelf
  • (3) hanger bolts
  • (2) hex nuts
  • (1) 9/16" drill bit
  • (1) 3/8" drill bit

Minimum tools required:

  • Pencil or pen
  • Tape measure
  • Wrench (crescent or socket)
  • Drill

Optional tools (not required, but may be helpful):

  • Stud finder
  • Level
  • Hammer
  • Construction adhesive

Determine location on wall and drill holes

First, measure the length of your mantel shelf (probably 36", 48", 60" or 72")

Using a pencil, mark on the wall where you would like the left and right side of your mantel shelf to be.

Within those marks, locate 3 studs (2x4 boards) inside the wall you will be mounting to. If you can only find 2 studs that will suffice, but 3 studs are recommended.

After locating the studs, make a pencil mark on the center of each stud located 3" below the desired location of the top surface of the mantel shelf (see image).

Important: Use a tape measure or level to double check that wall marks are at the same vertical height. Ensuring these marks are at the same height will simplify installation. However, differing horizontal distances between studs in the wall will not matter.

Using 3/8" bit provided, drill (3) holes 4" deep into the wall where you made marks. Holes should be drilled straight. After drilling holes, remove the 3/8" bit from your drill and set aside (do NOT use again).

Attach the hanger bolts to the wall

Find the hanger bolt that already has (2) hex nuts attached.

Place coarse-thread end of hanger bolt into the first hole in your wall, and twist clockwise to tighten. Tighten by hand until it becomes too difficult to tighten by hand.

Using a crescent wrench or socket wrench, continue tightening hanger bolt into wall until only 4" of bolt remains visible.

Tip: In order to tighten with a wrench, both hex nuts must stay together and you should only tighten the nut on the outside (see diagram).

After the first hanger bolt is fully attached to the wall, remove hex nuts and attach them to the second hanger bolt. Repeat process of attaching all remaining hanger bolts to wall.

Drill holes into back of mantel shelf

Measure the distance between the hanger bolts you just attached to your wall.

Using a pencil, make corresponding marks on the back side of your mantel shelf 3" below the top surface. You can choose which side of the mantel shelf you prefer as the top or bottom surface.

Using 9/16" bit provided, drill holes 4.5" deep into the back side of the mantel shelf (where you made marks). Holes should be drilled straight.

Final Step: Mount the mantel shelf to the hanger bolts

Slide mantel shelf over hanger bolts. Optional: you may choose to apply construction adhesive inside the holes prior to sliding mantel shelf over hanger bolts (though this is not required).

Adjustments may be required to successfully complete this step. See tips below if your mantel shelf does not slide on easily the first time.

Tips for mounting:

First, try to wiggle one or both sides of the mantel shelf while trying to slide it on the hanger bolts. If you are doing this by yourself, wiggle one side at a time and alternate sides. If there are two people (much easier), you can wiggle both sides together.

If you notice that any of your hanger bolts are not attached to the wall straight, tap the bolts with a hammer to correct the straightness. Then try again to slide the mantel shelf on the hanger bolts.

You may also use a scrap piece of wood (not provided) as a strike plate to tap the mantel shelf onto the hanger bolts. Place the strike plate against the face of the mantel shelf and tap with a hammer until it slides on the hanger bolts.

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 2-3 weeks
  • Delivery can typically be expected in 3 weeks from order date
  • Regular, FREE delivery