How to install a fireplace mantel on a stone wall. The taylors renovation turns a trashed family room into a treasure. Most mantels are placed about 60 above the floor. Mantel options can be in wood brick stone or other materials though finely finished wood is quite popular.
Make sure those marks are level centered and extend far enough to cover the mantels length. Put one on each end and the other two splitting center. One note installers will often scab on a 2 bi board on the back of the mantel before installation so that the stonework does not cover up any more original mantel wood than necessary.
Determine the height of the mantle on the brick fireplace. Now attach the short 24 pieces to the 24 on the stone with 2 12 pocket hole screws and wood glue. Our fireplace is wall to wall and floor to ceiling made of geodes there is also a fireplace in the basement but it is brick and not nearly as difficult to attach a mantel it is quite pretty but is missing a mantel.
Mark the grout line that is closest to the desired height. A mantel on any fireplace serves as both a practical shelf and a personalized centerpiece to your homes living room and it makes a great addition to a stone fireplace that may not have originally come with one.