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Granite Surround Facing Kits
Granite Facing Kits
Available in 9 Colors
Marble Surround Facing Kits
Marble Facing Kits
Available in 10 Colors
Limestone & Travertine Surround Facing Kits
Limestone & Travertine Facing Kits
Available in 6 Colors
Cleft Slate Surround Facing Kits
Cleft Slate Facing Kits
Available in 1 Color
 
Log Sets
Replace wood/gas logs with electric
Built-In Electric Fireboxes
Built-In Fireboxes
Hardwired + dual voltage for more heat
Freestanding Electric Fireplace Stoves
Electric Stoves
Freestanding electric fires
Plug-In Electric Fireboxes
Plug-In Fireboxes
For cabinet, mantel, or built-in applications
Wall Mount Electric Fireplaces
Wall Mounts
Space-saving electric fires
Gel Fireplace Mantel Packages
Gel Mantel Packages
Gel fuel fireplace + mantel
Gel Fireplace Logs
Gel Fireplace Logs
Replace wood/gas logs with gel
Outdoor Gel Fireplaces
Outdoor Gel Fireplaces
Outdoor logs, pagodas, and table top models
Gel Fuel
Gel Fuel
Find the right bio ethanol gel fuel for your gel fireplace
Vent Free Gas Fireplaces
Vent Free Gas Fireplaces
No chimney, flue, or vent
Electric Fireplace Logs
Electric Fireplace Logs
Replace existing wood/gas logs
Gel Fireplace Logs
Gel Fireplace Logs
Replace existing wood/gas logs
Fireplace Screens
Fireplace Screens
Variety of styles & sizes
Fireplace Grates
Fireplace Grates
Variety of styles
Fireplace Tools
Fireplace Tools
Complete fireplace tool set selection
Firebacks & Andirons
Firebacks & Andirons
Variety of styles
Log Carriers
Log Carriers
Standard & Custom Sizes
DIY Fireplaces
All Outdoor Fireplaces
Our complete selection
Outdoor Fireplace Kits
Outdoor Fireplace Kits
Wood & Gas Cast Stone
DIY Fireplaces
DIY Fireplaces
Create Your Own Fireplace
Patio Heaters
Patio Heaters
Electric & Propane Models
Fire Pits & Fire Bowls
Fire Pits & Fire Bowls
Portable outdoor fireplaces
Fire Pit Tables
Fire Pit Tables
Wood and Gas Fire Pit Tables
Tabletop Fire Features
Tabletop Fire Features
Perfectly Sized Gel Fire Features
Fire Columns
Fire Columns
Unique Gas & Bio Ethanol Fire Features
Outdoor Cooking
Outdoor Cooking
Wood or Gas Outdoor Ovens
Chimeneas
Chimeneas
Deck & Patio Fireplaces
Accessories
Accessories
Outdoor Fireplace, Patio Heater, & Pizza Oven Accessories
Granite Surround Facing Kits
Granite Facing Kits
Available in 9 Colors
Marble Surround Facing Kits
Marble Facing Kits
Available in 10 Colors
Limestone & Travertine Surround Facing Kits
Limestone & Travertine Facing Kits
Available in 6 Colors
Cleft Slate Surround Facing Kits
Cleft Slate Facing Kits
Available in 1 Color
 
Log Sets
Replace wood/gas logs with electric
Built-In Electric Fireboxes
Built-In Fireboxes
Hardwired + dual voltage for more heat
Freestanding Electric Fireplace Stoves
Electric Stoves
Freestanding electric fires
Plug-In Electric Fireboxes
Plug-In Fireboxes
For cabinet, mantel, or built-in applications
Wall Mount Electric Fireplaces
Wall Mounts
Space-saving electric fires
Gel Fireplace Mantel Packages
Gel Mantel Packages
Gel fuel fireplace + mantel
Gel Fireplace Logs
Gel Fireplace Logs
Replace wood/gas logs with gel
Outdoor Gel Fireplaces
Outdoor Gel Fireplaces
Outdoor logs, pagodas, and table top models
Gel Fuel
Gel Fuel
Find the right bio ethanol gel fuel for your gel fireplace
Vent Free Gas Fireplaces
Vent Free Gas Fireplaces
No chimney, flue, or vent
Electric Fireplace Logs
Electric Fireplace Logs
Replace existing wood/gas logs
Gel Fireplace Logs
Gel Fireplace Logs
Replace existing wood/gas logs
Fireplace Screens
Fireplace Screens
Variety of styles & sizes
Fireplace Grates
Fireplace Grates
Variety of styles
Fireplace Tools
Fireplace Tools
Complete fireplace tool set selection
Firebacks & Andirons
Firebacks & Andirons
Variety of styles
Log Carriers
Log Carriers
Standard & Custom Sizes
DIY Fireplaces
All Outdoor Fireplaces
Our complete selection
Outdoor Fireplace Kits
Outdoor Fireplace Kits
Wood & Gas Cast Stone
DIY Fireplaces
DIY Fireplaces
Create Your Own Fireplace
Patio Heaters
Patio Heaters
Electric & Propane Models
Fire Pits & Fire Bowls
Fire Pits & Fire Bowls
Portable outdoor fireplaces
Fire Pit Tables
Fire Pit Tables
Wood and Gas Fire Pit Tables
Tabletop Fire Features
Tabletop Fire Features
Perfectly Sized Gel Fire Features
Fire Columns
Fire Columns
Unique Gas & Bio Ethanol Fire Features
Outdoor Cooking
Outdoor Cooking
Wood or Gas Outdoor Ovens
Chimeneas
Chimeneas
Deck & Patio Fireplaces
Accessories
Accessories
Outdoor Fireplace, Patio Heater, & Pizza Oven Accessories
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Measuring Mantel Fireplace Surround

When building a fireplace mantel, you need to ensure the proper fit for your mantel surround and your fireplace mantel shelf. To build your fireplace mantel/fireplace mantel shelf, use the following guidelines to measure your fireplace. Our fireplace mantel kits are designed to surround your facing material (brick, tile, etc.). You will notice that we allow our fireplace mantels to overlap your facing material in three areas. 1) Mantel Opening Height, 2) Mantel Opening Width, and Mantel Return Depth. In most cases this overlap should be a minimum of 1/2". To build your fireplace mantel, you should start by determining if a standard size mantel surround will work, if not provide us with the B,C and G dimensions from below for a custom size. Click here for special situations.

Determining the Mantel Opening Height "B" (Based on Facing Height)
To determine the opening height "B" of any fireplace mantels, measure the height of the fireplace facing material (facing height) and subtract 1/2 inch to allow our fireplace mantels to overlap the facing material. (You can overlap the facing material up to two inches less than the breast "Z" if desired.)

Determining the Fireplace Mantel Width "C" (Based on Facing Width)
To determine the width "C" of the fireplace surround, measure the width of the facing material and subtract 1 inch. This allows the fireplace mantels to overlap the facing material 1/2 inch on each side. (You can overlap the facing material up to one inch less than the width of each mantel leg if needed.)

Determining the Mantel Surround Return Depth "G" (Based on Facing Thickness)
All fireplaces have a front or face made of non-combustible material such as brick, tile, marble or slate. This facing material may be installed flush with the wall of the fireplace or it may protrude in front of the wall. The distance the facing material sticks out in front of the wall is the Facing Thickness. The return dimension "G" is calculated by adding a minimum of 1/4 inch to the thickness of the facing material protrusion. If you are building the fireplace mantel over 3/4 inch thick marble, you should specify a return depth of at least G=1 inch.

NOTE: If you select a G that is more than 1/2" deeper than your facing material thickness (e.g., for a deeper top shelf or for a "shadow box" look to your mantel) you must advise us so that we will know to send "extra deep" scribe molding.

 

Fire place Mantel Measuring Guidelines


B = Facing Height minus 1/2 inch

C = Facing Width minus 1 inch

G = Return Depth Equals Facing Thickness plus 1/4 inch

Need help measuring...
Please note your:
Fireplace Mantel Shelf Length Restriction -
Make sure that it is greater than "D" in the Mantel Dimension Diagram.

Hearth Length -
If it is smaller than the "E" in the Mantel Dimension Diagram the legs of the fireplace mantels will not completely fit on top of the hearth. Email us for suggestions or click here for special situations.
Dimensions for a Fire place Mantel

Mantel Dimension Diagram
The key B, C and G dimensions influence A, D, and E. All other dimensions are fixed depending upon the style of the fireplace mantel kits. See standard dimensions. Note: Exceptions can be made (i.e. - Reduce leg width (X) or reduce breast height (Z). Contact MantelsDirect.com for details.

A - Overall Height
B = Opening Height
C = Opening Width
D = Overall Fireplace Mantel Shelf Length
E = Body Width
F = Fireplace Mantel Shelf Depth
G = Return Depth (Cavity Behind Mantel)
X = Leg Width
Y = Leg & Shelf Overhand
Z = Breast Height