Set your fireplace apart with the bold Gunnison timber fireplace mantel shelf. Matching corbels are available in sets of 2 or 4 (select during checkout). Two styles of corbels are available, curved and square-edged. Upon processing your order, we will confirm the style you prefer. This high quality wood mantel shelf can be made in Hemlock, Pine, Douglas Fir or Oak, as well as any of 6 professionally applied finishes. All of the joinery on this fireplace mantel shelf is mortise and tenon secured with oak pegs.
The Gunnison Timber Fireplace Mantel Shelf is constructed of solid greenwood, which is wood that has been harvested recently and specifically for your mantel. It is then coated in a beautiful finish made of natural Linseed Oil, mineral spirits and an exterior-grade stain. For these reasons, your mantel may seem wet and have a distinct odor when you first uncrate it. Please note that this is expected as part of the normal "setting" process and should dissipate within a few days.
Because it is made of solid wood and always shipped fully assembled, your mantel shelf will be heavy, and you will likely need assistance to uncrate and move it into place. The manufacturer does advise getting the help of a contractor when installing the shelf. Installation factors will vary with each individual mantel shelf, depending on size and configuration. You should contact New England Timber Works at (877) 464-8815 to receive specific guidance on installing your timber fireplace mantel shelf.