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A Home without a fireplace is a home without a soul. - Edith Wharton

Photos and comments from satisfied MantelCraft customers! 


Newly Installed Victoria Fireplace Mantel Pic 2 Newly Installed Victoria Fireplace Mantel Pic 1

"We ordered the Victoria, and asked for some small customizing: putting on some appliques we ordered from Heartwood Carving, and an unusual paint color.

The mantle that arrived, well packaged and in perfect shape, far exceeded our expectations. A lot more detail and craftmanship than shown in the photos, a perfect paint job (no brush strokes showing), exact size we ordered, and with the modifications we had requested, perfectly executed.

The Customer Service person, Michael Richards, was responsive and knowledgeable. And he was able to tell us exactly what modifications could be made. I have no reservations recommending MantelCraft. I'd buy from them again!"

Kraig P 

(Custom mantel with special appliques provided by customer in a custom paint finish.)

Georgian Mantel with custom carving added by customer Georgian Wood Mantel with a Cherry Cinnamon finish

I wanted to touch base with you. We are complete with our house remodel and I thought that I would forward some pictures showing your mantel and what it looked like as a completed project in our home. We are beginning to have family and friends back over (after a long remodel project) and all are very complimentary of your product. Thank you for your assistance - we are very pleased with the MantelCraft addition. Best wishes for a Blessed Holiday Season and upcoming New Year !!
Dawson M - Fort Meyers, FL (Customer added his own appliques, this was in Cherry stained Cinnamon.)


Michael, Gregg and I really appreciate your helpfulness, cheerfulness and willingness to make our mantel purchase, from many miles away, the best possible experience. We were confident in our purchase from MantelCraft and would not hesitate to buy again. We've given the MantelCraft name to our friends and our designer Alicia M.Gregg and Libby L. - Atlanta, GA

What can we say.  Absolutely great product.  Fits perfectly.
Bob 6/2023
September 2023

Just wanted to say thank you for your great skill and customer service in personally working with us on the proper fit for our mantel. Photos are attached to show the fit. We are very pleased.
Hi Michael ,

I just wanted to let you know our new mantle looks amazing !  I attached a picture below thank you for all your help .
Matt F. July 2023
Matt had a custom header size because of the TV.
December 2022
Hi Michael.
Happy Holidays.  I had my contractor come yesterday to hang the valences and they look AMAZING!!!  I have attached pictures.
Also, I am going to call you after the holidays are over to discuss a possible mantle project.
Thanks so much for making such a quality product and being so wonderful to work with.  Happy Holidays.
Before and after with the Leesburg mantel.
Mark July 2022
Fontaine #112 Rouge Royal 
Charlie B August 2022
I just wanted to say that from start to finish Mantelcraft made this purchase hassle-free. The surround is exceptionally well made and sturdy.  The paint option Is a bargain and looks beautiful.  There are no thin areas, scratches, or other issues. Installation was a breeze and really affixes the mantle to the wall well. This is truly a solid surround and gorgeous. 
May 2022
Here is a picture of our completed fireplace project. When the mantle was installed we immediately knew that it was the crowning touch. We appreciate your patience Michael in working with us to ensure that the opening would perfectly fit the chevron tile design we had our hearts set on. Your craftsmen created an impressive mantle that was easy to install. It makes a statement for a reasonable price. In all, it was a pleasure to work with you. We will highly recommend MantleCraft.
 March 2022
Thanks Michael for this beautiful mantel. We love it.
December 2021 
Hammond mantel with larger return depth.
Good Morning Michael - I know it has been an while but with the finalization of our reno, the holidays and a trip to Hawaii, things for in the way. I just wanted to share this picture of our installed mantel and surround from you folks  we are so happy and we receive so many compliments on it. 
February 2022, John

Though it’s been a month since completion at the construction site, I thought I’d send along this picture of our Leesburg mantel that reflects my complete satisfaction. Many comfortable evenings in front of this scene - in a cold climate, Maine - tell the tale. You have what I think of as a unique business model, and if not for Google, I’d never have known about what you have to offer. Thanks, and enjoy the photo!

Peter T., ME



 It looks great, thanks for the excellent work on the Manassas shelf. 

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We absolutely love our new custom Danbury Mantel!! Sincerely, Theresa and Ron


Michael, we were really pleased with your product and have received many compliments and request for your contact info!

If we ever get back to Florida, I think I’m going to order another cornice to go over our door wall. 

Thanks again and I’ll be reaching out to you again soon. 



We are very pleased with your product quality, ease in assembling and finished look.

We will definitely will recommend your product to others in our townhouse association.

Thank you very much. 







After, Michael thanks for your help on this Bridgewater mantel it turned out GREAT.

Ken P 


Before and after transformation by John G with the Harrisburg mantel


#105 in Cararra marble installed by Home and Hearth in Cortlandt Manor NY


Michael, Thank you for this beautiful mantel, we are really impressed with the craftsmanship.

Jill J 

A very long time ago, you were kind enough to knock off a little bit of the price on a mantel if I sent you before and after pics of my fireplace. Are you still there? (YES!) It was quite the transformation. Thank you for your help with our new mantel. Best wishes!Kim N(Leesburg mantel painted semi gloss white.)





Thanks to Brett Helsham for using our Adelaide #128 in the Carrara color for one of projects in NYC.@bretthelshamdesigns



I'm attaching before, during, and after pics of the Savannah mantel.

Thought you might be interested to see how upgrading the mantel while changing nothing else, improves the appearance of the fireplace.

Overall, we are very pleased with the result.

Al H




Michael, Here is the completed project of the fireplace. We love the mantel so much, the stain

came out really nice, it is Jacobean by minwax.


Thanks again !

Kathy S



Michael. I love this mantel! I know I am not done yet but I could not wait to show you how we are progressing.


Looks GREAT! custom paint color



Michael, Just wanted to thank you guys for building such a beautiful mantel, we absolutely love it!

Thanks Again, Ryan C




Michael, Here is a picture of our finished installation. Thanks again for all your assistance.

Mark B





Michael, thanks for all your help on this project it came out better than I expected.

David C




Hello Michael, The Strausburg shelf is up and done and I am SOOO PLEASED. This was something my late husband and I had wanted to add for years but never really took the time to shop for.  Just wish he was here to enjoy it too.  My handyman who installed it was impressed with the piece and took down your website information.  He has a poured concrete chimney in his house….said a crane had to lift it in when house was built.  And though he is a professional handyman never got around to doing a mantel for himself.  The variety you offer and the French cleat strip made an impression with him.  And, it took him less time to hang the mantel than it did for him to install a laminate to carpet transition strip in a doorway!  So yes, well satisfied on this end. 

Thank you, Judith W.





 Before and after using the Appalachian mantel shelf in the Antique Brown color. Thanks to Lance at Atlanta Fireplace Specialist.




Dear MantelCraft,

As you can see from the before and after pictures with the Danbury, the transformation is amazing.  I was happy to say goodbye to our simple molding surround and "Clemson paw print" in the upper left tile.

We are very pleased with the look and quality of your work and will recommend you to anyone looking to upgrade a fireplace. 

Thanks again!

Chris and Bill B





“Michael, I just wanted to confirm I received my Monticello mantel from MantelCraft and it fit just right, was high quality and looks GREAT. Exactly the transformation I was hoping for. I really love the product and the great visual improvement it made to our previously boring, out of proportion fireplace and mantel” –

Scott T.  North Granby CT



Just wanted to say we are very pleased with the new mantel the San Sebastian we purchased from you. Delivery was as promised, workmanship was flawless and it was easy to paint and install. Thanks Michael you made this project go smooth and on schedule.

Happy wife, Happy life.

S. R. Moore





 Joe, Looks great, thanks for the photo's of the Appalachian.



Michael - we are sending you photos of our great new mantel. We love it! We are going to call it The Guilford and think you should add it to your product line.




We are thrilled with the Danbury mantel. Thank you for the personalized service (something that is lacking in today's world).  You went above and beyond. We appreciate your efforts. 
Thank you,
Maureen V