Frequently Asked Questions

Can I pick out my own mantle?
Yes! We can e-mail you pictures of current inventory and you may pick your own. You may contact our office to custom order that special one designed to your specifications.
Do you have rough slabs?
Possibly, you’re welcome to call us at 218-763-4460 and tell us what you need. We will tell you if we have any slabs in stock. If not we may be able to get you what you’re looking for.
How do I Mount My Mantle to a Masonry Fireplace?
1. Determine location of the flue for fireplace. Do not drill holes within 12 inches of either side.
2. Determine height of mantle. Stay 20″ minimum from top of fireplace doors or opening to firebox, or check with your local Building Inspector.
3. Drill two holes in fireplace with masonry bit (3/4″), approximately 4″ deep.
4. Put 2-3 ounces high temperature silicone into the holes and place 10’X3/4″ reddy bolt into holes.
5. Place mantle at desired level, mark holes in flat side, and drill with 3/4″ wood bit. Push mantle onto bolts with 2-3 ounces high temperature silicone in each hole.

How do I Mount My Wood Framed – Cultured Stone Fireplace?
1. Mount a 2X4, 12 inches shorter than the mantle, to the back of the mantle.
2. From the hardware store, buy two or three metal plates {1/8x1x8 inch} and a dozen 3 inch wood screws.
3. Mount the plates to the 2×4 spaced to fit the studs in the wall.
4. Hold the mantle up to the desired height and screw to the wall.
5. Placed cultured stone around the mantle

Shipping Options?
We ship UPS to anywhere in the continental United States. Mantles up to six foot six inches long ship standard UPS. Charge for this is $50.00 freight and $45.00 for packaging.
What Size Mantle Do I Need?
Fireplace Size: Typically your mantle will be slightly shorter than the width of your fireplace. Room Size: The larger your room, the bigger the mantle you will want. For example: A 20X20 vaulted great room would have a larger mantle than a 12X16 basement recreation room.
What Type of Woods are Available?
White Pine and White Cedar. Our experience has eliminated other types of wood for various reasons.
What will I get in the email for photos?

Sample Email Photos 

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What wood makes the best fire place mantel shelf?
White Cedar has by far the most character and variable color. Insect tracks appear on most mantles and contribute character and uniqueness. White Pine has a whiter surface and is somewhat harder than cedar. All wood species will have cracks and checks that are a natural and an unavoidable trait of logs.