The custom Highlander is a traditional colonial fireplace wood mantel favorite with its rosette trim blocks in the corners where decorative ribbed molding meets. There is dentil molding under the mantel shelf, all a part of the design adding extra character. Paint grade unfinished mantels are a combination of MDF and solid poplar moldings. All mantels now include the raised up protective edge trim. A mantel with a return deeper than 6" is considered a cabinet mantel for covering deep facing or fireboxes that protrude into the room - any of our mantels can work. Need an overmantel? No problem. Look at our Lewisburg for a photo illustration. All stain grade mantels are made from a combination of hardwoods and veneers. Paint grade product is made from solid poplar moldings and MDF which can be primed and painted.
Shelf Depth = 7" when Return Depth is 1 1/2"
Shelf Length = Mantel Opening Width + 18 1/2"
Leg Width = 5 3/4"
Header Height = 12"
Not familiar with mantels? Check Mantel Components for additional information.
Price a Mantel Now Using Easy Steps 1, 2 and 3!
Calculate the dimensions for a custom mantel yourself by following steps 1, 2 & 3 or,
click here to complete our Fireplace Dimension Worksheet and we will do the calculations for you!
Step 1. Gather Measurements.
Choose either the Standard or Full Wall illustration and gather measurements 1-14. (Some answers might be 0.")
Step 2. Determine Mantel Size.
Wood mantels are sized using just 3 dimensions: the mantel opening width, opening height, and mantel return. To determine what dimensions you need, follow these basic guidelines:
Precise Mantel Opening Width
Equals Facing Width "2" less (minimum) 1"
Precise Mantel Opening Height
Equals Facing Height "6" less (minimum) 1/2"
Precise Mantel Return
Equals Facing Thickness "9" plus (minimum) 1/2"
(Note: The mantel overlaps the outside edges of the facing. Make alterations to your facing prior to measuring for a new mantel.)
Your mantel size may need to be altered due to obstructions on the fireplace, the wall, or the hearth configuration. We will try to address this in our line drawing reply to you.
Step 3. Enter Measurements, Comments, Wood, Finish & Sizing Options.
Simply enter the 1-14 measurements you gathered in Step 1 in the fields below. If desired, enter a desired shelf height and desired inches of facing showing above and beside the firebox opening. Write a short note, if desired, choose a wood type and finish and the appropriate mantel opening width range, opening height range and return depth range. Enter the precise measurements for each, if you've calculated them. The price in the box at the bottom of the page changes as you make wood, finish and sizing selections.
Once you complete the checkout process, your measurements and selections will be reviewed by Mantelcraft. To insure accuracy, proper fitting and customer satisfaction, you will receive a dimensioned line drawing of your custom mantel via email for your approval BEFORE your mantle is built and BEFORE your credit card is charged.