Just about everyone who has a fireplace in their home has a fireplace mantel. Fireplace mantels make fireplaces and adjacent hearths look complete. They also provide a nice place to display artwork, books, or collectibles, and if you celebrate Christmas, you'll need one from which to hang the stockings with care! The fireplace and mantel are often the focal point of a room, so much thought should be put into choosing the right one for your decorating style.
Generally speaking, fireplace mantels are available in two main styles. The first is the mantel shelf. With this style, a shelf sits above the fireplace. The other style is the fireplace surround mantel.
A large richly proportioned surround with classic styling, featuring fluted columns and complex moldings. Its well-balanced modeling suggests a relaxed elegance, sophistication and grace, sure to harmonize with the finest decor. Exceptionally attractive when painted in traditional white.
Adjustable openings make on-site modifications worry-free. Changes in fireplace opening width, height, and allowance for varying thicknesses of facing materials are all easy to do with simple tools. This makes ordering simple, and installation a snap.
Each surround is carefully constructed via tight-fitting joints which combine color-matched materials to create an attractive, enduring piece of fine furniture. After inspection, each unit is signed by the craftsman and disassembled for shipping. Each piece is wrapped in protective foam, and double-cartoned to assure it arrives in perfect condition.
Available in a variety of solid hardwoods, stained and given a hand-rubbed finish to a fine patina. Popular choices include the aged English look of dark oak, dark cherry which naturally mellows with age, and the traditional painted white finish.