Mantel Assembly and Installation Instructions

  Remove the scribes from the back of the header (These will attach to the inside opening of the mantel once it is installed). Note: Some of the Signature Series Mantels will have the scribe already attached to the inside opening.
    Attach legs to the header of mantel with screws provided. Legs should fit perfectly into header where "biscuit" cuts are located.
  - Place mantel against the wall where you wish to have it installed. With the mantel held against the wall, draw a line across the top of the mantel, marking the height.
  - Find the location of the studs below the shelf line and mark the location of the studs on the line.
  - Place mantel back against the wall and with a drill, drill a hold through the shelf at a 45 degree angle through the sheetrock and stud.*
  - Drive a finishing nail into each stud. This should hold the mantel firmly to the wall, if not, proceed to the next step.
  - Repeat the same process as above on each leg using studs at the base of the wall and floor line.
  Once your mantel is installed, place the three scribes (attached to the back of the header) along the inside opening of the mantel and secure with liquid nail, finishing nails or wood glue.
  *If applying the mantel to brick, a masonry drill bit and masonry nails or liquid nail can be used.
1.) Fireplace Facing Material 2.) Fireplace Mantel

Figure 1a
(B=width, C=height)

Figure 1b
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(G=return depth (facing material thickness))

Figure 2
(B=width, C=height)
The facing material illustrated above is (B=48", C=41", G=3/4")
The mantel illustrated above is (B=48", C=41", G=1")
3.) Standing directly above mantel looking down 4.) Installing mantel to the wall

Figure 3a
(Left Leg)

Figure 3b
(Right Leg)

Figure 4a

Figure 4b
Illustrates how mantel legs fit fireplace facing material
Illustrates fastening mantel to the wall
5.) Installed without scribe molding 6.) Installing scribe molding

Figure 5a

Figure 5b

Figure 6a

Figure 6b
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Illustrates unfinished area where facing material meets inside of mantel
Illustrates installing scribe molding to achieve finished look
Fasten the mantel to the wall as described in the directions above.
You should note that there will be a gap between the fireplace facing material (brick, tile, marble or slate) and the mantel legs. The mantel's inside scribe molding is used to cover the gap between the mantel and the facing material. Depending on the thickness of the facing material, this scribe may need to be cut down. Put the scribe molding into position and nail scribe molding to the mantel leg and header. Make sure you keep pressure on the leg when nailing to keep the leg from moving. Helpful hint: Predrill holes in each scribe piece for nails to be fastened into the mantel.

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