Measuring Instructions
Measuring Instructions for Wood Fireplace Mantels
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. The key B, C and G...