There are benefits of both styles. The Shenandoah is lightweight, thicker than an actual log style shelf and easier to mount on existing surfaces. The remainder of our log style mantel shelves are excellent for producing a true rustic look. The front edge of the log style mantel shelves is usually left in its natural state showing the actual splits, knots, cracks and texture of the original log and the width of the mantel shelf will vary over the length of the shelf. Therefore, every log style mantel shelf is unique. No two are exactly the same. The log style mantels are easy to install over exposed wall studs but a little trickier if you are installing over existing brick or other wall surfaces.
Log style mantels are great for cabins, ski retreats and any other room where a rustic look is desired. However, rustic mantel shelves are not for everyone. If you want something a little more sophisticated, please look at our selection of Traditional, Transitional and European mantel shelves. And don't forget to search our selection of fireplace surrounds too. All these mantels are easy to install using basic tools.
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Do not let the fear of installation keep you from making your purchase!
Fireplace mantel shelves are EASY to install:
Make sure your mantel is centered above your firebox. Shelves are usually placed a minimum of 10-16 inches above the firebox. Check your local building codes for the minimum required distance.
Most shelves come with a ledger board. This is mounted on your wall and the shelf simply hangs upon it. The hardware (not included) used to affix the board depends on the facing material you are mounting the shelf on (any pro can tell you what to use).
Be sure the mantel fits snugly against the wall. You may fill any gaps with a small shim of paper or scribe molding.
Marvel and enjoy the beauty you have just added to your room!
Read what some of our customers have said:
"The mantel showed up and is even more beautiful in person than it is online. And ordering was so easy, it makes me want to buy more!"
- Greg, Detroit, MI
"Hey guys, I am so glad I got the finish on my mantel! It looks excellent, there is no way I could've gotten this look if I did it myself. What a deal. I'm telling my friends about this."
- David, Claxton, GA
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- Shelf Style
- Traditional Mantel Shelves
- Stone Mantel Shelves
- Transitional Mantel Shelves
- European Mantel Shelves
- Rustic Wood Shelves
- Shelf Length
- 50 - 70 Inches
- 70 - 90 Inches
- Custom Size Mantel Shelves
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- Light Wood
- Medium Wood
- Dark Wood
- Other Colors
- Shelf Price Range
- Under $500
- $500 - $1,000
- Over $1,000