For hanging your mantel or shelf, we suggest
that you use the hanger board included in this
box. The type of hardware (not included) you
will use for mounting your hanger board will
depend on the medium your mantel or shelf will
be attached to (i.e. brick, stone, drywall...).
Please consult a professional for advice on the
Put the mantel
together by putting the main shelf on the floor,
Next bolt on each leg with the hardware included
with your mantel.
Shelves (If Applicable)
Put the shelf together by putting it on the
floor, upside down.
Next bolt on each corbel with the hardware
included with your shelf.
The hanger board measurement should be taken
from the floor or the hearth (where the mantel
legs will sit or the shelf will hang) to the
bottom edge of the hanger board. When mounted
correctly, the mantel or shelf will simply hang
on the hanger board and in the case of the
mantel, the legs will touch the floor or the
While the mantel's shelf is on the floor, put
the loose wall hanger board that is in
the box on to the hanger board that is mounted
on the mantel shelf. Use your hand to hold the 2
pieces together. When together correctly, the 2
hanger boards will form a complete board.
Measure from the bottom of the leg down to the
wall hanger board and record this
measurement. Measure both the left and right
sides to insure that you have a correct
Mark your recorded measurement on your wall,
both left and right. Take the wall hanger board
and mount it on the wall so that the bottom of
the board is on your recorded marks. Check to
see that your wall hanger board is centered over
your firebox before mounting.
Once mounted, if the mantel or shelf doesn't
seem to fit snugly to the wall, you may put a
small shim of paper, cardboard, etc., to fill
the gap where the 2 halves of the hanger board
A Hanger Board is NOT
included with the following mantels: 110, 111.
A hanger board may be fabricated using a 1x4,
cut at a 45-degree angle. You may also cut a
piece of wood that runs the length of the mantel
shelf or use 2 blocks of wood that will be
placed at either end of the mantel shelf. See
above for measuring. Set the mantel on the
length of wood or blocks . Use finishing nails
on back side of legs (right underneath the back
overhang of the shelf) to fasten to length of
wood or blocks.
Scribe Molding (If
Once your mantel is installed, put the molding
to the inside of each leg and just below the
mantel shelf. Slide the molding back until it
touches your surround. It is meant to hide the
gap between the leg and the surround on the
inside. You may attach it using small finishing
nails or glue.