Ellsworth Fireplace Mantel Shelf

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Poplar For Painting
Poplar For Staining
Red Oak


Price: $399.99


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Overall Length D
Lookout Width LW
Shelf Height H
Shelf Depth F
Lookout Depth LD

If you require a unique height or depth we can help!

To order a custom shelf you will need to know your measurements. For instructions on how to measure and order your custom shelf view the Custom Shelf Dimension Worksheet and fill in the appropriate measurements, or call us at 888.493.8898.

In many cases we can customize the Overall Length "D", Lookout Width "LW", Shelf Depth "F", and Lookout Depth "LD". Submit an online form or call 888.493.8898.

  • Customize mantel shelf to a specific length, depth
  • The expertly crafted mantel can be made in Red Oak, Maple, Cherry, Pine and Poplar for painting or staining (wood types and finishes)
  • Simple installation - Mantel shelf installation requires basic tools and skills.
  • Includes mounting board, wood screws and step-by-step instructions.
The Ellsworth Wood Mantel Shelf features a curved breast plate under a bold three-tiered block mantel adorned with matching corbels. Create a stunning focal point for your fireplace with this classically inspired wood shelf.
Professional 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 Board (1x 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 shelf 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.

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We offer free shipping with curbside delivery to destinations in the lower 48 US states on every item we sell. All other locations will be quoted. You will be advised at the time of your order if a "White Glove" delivery is required.


As defined by the trucking industry, Home Delivery means "curbside delivery" in a residential area. You may need assistance to move the package indoors or you might unbox the shipment and carry each piece inside individually. While some drivers may assist in getting a shipment into a garage or carport, it is not a standard level of service with "curbside delivery."

"White Glove" Delivery Upgrade

  • "Threshold" delivery - Freight carrier will carry items to a ground-floor threshold such a main entry or garage (no stairs) and less than 200 lbs.
  • "Room of Choice" or "White Glove"" delivery - A special delivery service will bring your items to the room you specify, including up to 10 steps. No unpacking, debris removal, assembly or setup. All deliveries over 200 lbs. will be quoted prior to processing order.
  • All upgraded delivery options must be added prior to processing order.
  • Interested? Contact one of our mantel specialists at 888.493.8898 to get a quote.

Receiving Your Shipment

We are committed to making sure you are satisfied with our products. Your order is inspected prior to shipment to ensure all items are in excellent condition before they leave our facilities. Although our products are packaged securely to prevent any damage it’s possible that in rare cases, damages may occur during shipment.

Before signing for the shipment inspect the carton. The most important thing to remember about truck freight is that when you sign for the delivery you are legally accepting the product as delivered in good condition. Therefore, it is extremely important that you inspect the product prior to signing the delivery receipt. If there is damage to the carton or the product, please write "CONTENTS DAMAGED" clearly on the delivery receipt that the driver is asking you to sign, then sign. This insures that your damage issue will be easily resolved.

If your package has tears, rips or is otherwise in poor condition, open the package and inspect the contents. You may need one of the following on hand to help open the carton: knife, hammer, pry bar or wire cutters. Should you notice any damage, please note it on the delivery receipt and contact us immediately.

If your package/item is damaged, you can start the damage claim process by completing this form.

NOTE: We cannot be held responsible for the cost of repairs or replacement of damaged items if there is no notation on the Freight Delivery Receipt. Contact us within 24 hours to initiate a damage claim.

Traditional Wood Mantels and Shelves

  • All standard and custom size wood mantels and shelves are made to order and ship in 1-3 weeks. Shortly after placing your order, you will receive an email with an estimated ship date.  For all custom size orders, an additional confirmation is required. After we receive your order, an e-mail with specific dimensions of the mantel or shelf will be sent. We require an approval response to this email before releasing your order for production.
  • All full fireplace mantels ship via freight carrier at no additional charge within the lower 48 US states (all other locations will be quoted), if delivered to a commercial business address or if the item is picked up at your local freight terminal.
  • Transit time varies between 2 and 5 days depending upon your location in the US. Canada delivers may take an additional 2 – 4 days. You will receive an email at time of shipment with tracking information.
  • Most mantel shelves under 84" in length will be shipped via FedEx Ground Service at no additional charge within the lower 48 US states (all other locations will be quoted). While most shelves larger than 84" will be shipped via freight line.
  • Please check the cartons when they are delivered. Should your item be damaged, carefully document it on the delivery receipt and contact us immediately.

Important Notes Regarding Item Shipment

  • Please contact us with any questions regarding shipment of your item
  • Please check the cartons when they are delivered. Should your item be damaged, carefully document it on the delivery receipt and contact us immediately.
  • If you wish to return a standard item (custom or previously installed items are not returnable), please send an email to within 30 days of delivery for a return authorization. The item must be returned in sellable condition in original packaging, freight pre-paid.