Starting just over $500, the Forestdale wood fireplace mantel surround is a great answer to the less is more design principal, with modest yet fluted legs, simple and uniform top and bottom leg plinth blocks, a rectangular frame centered in the header, and very clean but rich crown molding under the mantel shelf. Need an overmantel? No problem. Click on the alternate image above to see an overmantel framing a flat panel television.
Note: Dimensions are +/- 1/4"
Not familiar with mantels? Check Mantel Components for additional information.
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 Your Fireplace and Facing Measurements.
Choose either the Standard or Full Wall illustration that best resembles your existing fireplace and facing, then note measurements A-N. (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 "B" less (minimum) 1"
Precise Mantel Opening Height
Equals Facing Height "F" less (minimum) 1/2"
Precise Mantel Return
Equals Facing Thickness "I" plus (minim.) 1/2"
(Note: The mantel overlaps the outside edges of the facing. Make alterations to your facing prior to measuring.)Your mantel size may need to be altered due to the fireplace, wall, or hearth configuration. We will address this in the line drawing we send to you.
Step 3. Enter Measurements, Comments, Wood, Finish & Sizing Options.
Simply enter the A-N 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, we will review your measurements and selections, and to insure a proper fit 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.
Feel free to call us at (866) 983-3267 M-F.
Posted by Amanda M - Linden, New Jersey - November 2013 on Feb 16th 2014
The mantel looks great and is well constructed. I was exceptionally pleased with the customer service, they were very helpful and made sure everything was perfect for me.
Posted by Shell - Moon Township, Pennsylvania on Aug 30th 2013
Very pleased at the mantle - it is gorgeous! We had it painted white - and it is like a baked on finish which makes it very classy looking. Easy to install (although we did find how our walls were not straight).
Posted by Arthur - Bridgeport, Connecticut on Dec 10th 2012
We have assembled the mantel and wanted you to know it is just gorgeous! Thank you for your fine workmanship and selection of cherry wood pieces for a very harmonious look of matching grains. You guys are fantastic.
Please accept this email as my offer to be a reference as needed. And it was packed in the crate beautifully too.
We oil/waxed it which really brings out the lustre and beauty of the cherry wood grain, and it is just perfect to match our decor.
Thanks again for your excellent workmanship and service.
Posted by Rich S on May 18th 2012
The fireplace mantel is beautiful and well made. The company provides a superb product, excellent customer service, good communications and very quick shipment.
Posted by Cheryl on May 18th 2012
I purchased this mantel unfinished and stained it myself. It looks beautiful and the quality feels really good. It is just what I wanted to finish off my living room and is a great focal point of the room. I liked the fact that I had some custom options without the huge price tag of other online stores. It was delivered quickly and came packaged very carefully and I had no damage. I would definitely recommend Design The Space to anyone looking for a reasonable priced, quality fireplace mantel.
Posted by Ross M on Nov 2nd 2011
Angie, thanks for all the help on this project. I appreciate your help! (see 'Testimonials' page, under 'About Us')