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The Austin Fireplace Mantel, elegant sophistacted craftsmanship carefully crafted from a combination of beautiful Asian hardwoods such as Choi and Poplar.
The Asian Hardwood Choi is a light colored tight grained wood which is similar in grain
character to American White Oak and takes paint and stain beautifully. Light
sanding and filling is recommended before paint or stain is applied.
Mantel Dimensions - 50"
The AustinFireplace Mantel - 111
Width to Outside Leg atBase
(This fireplace mantel does NOT include miltered hanger board or mounting
Put the mantel together by putting the main shelf on the floor, upside down. Next bolt on
each leg with the hardware included with your mantel. This mantel does not come with miltered
hangar board but is the suggestion from the production team. Hangar board can be obtained at most
A hanger board may be fabricated using a 1x4, cut at a 45-degree angle. You may also
cut a piece of wood that runs the length of the mantel shelf or use 2 blocks of wood that will be
placed at either end of the mantel shelf. Set the mantel on the length of wood or blocks
. Use finishing nails on back side of legs (right underneath the back overhang of the shelf) to fasten
to length of wood or blocks.
The hanger board measurement should be taken from the floor or the hearth
(where the mantel legs will sit or the shelf will hang) to the bottom edge of the hanger board. When
mounted correctly, the mantel or shelf will simply hang on the hanger board and in the case of the
mantel, the legs will touch the floor or the hearth.
While the mantel's shelf is on the floor, put the loose wall hanger board that is in the box on to the hanger board
that is mounted on the mantel shelf. Use your hand to hold the 2 pieces together. When together
correctly, the 2 hanger boards will form a complete board.
Measure from the bottom of the leg down to the wall hanger board and record this measurement. Measure
both the left and right sides to insure that you have a correct measurement.
Mark your recorded measurement on your wall, both left and right. Take the
wall hanger board and mount it on the wall so that the bottom of the board is on your recorded
marks. Check to see that your wall hanger board is centered over your firebox before mounting.
Once mounted, if the mantel or shelf doesn't seem to fit snugly to the wall, you
may put a small shim of paper, cardboard, etc., to fill the gap where the 2 halves of the hanger board
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