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Agee Woodworks 10997 Richardson Road #2
Ashland, VA 23005
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|How to Install|
|Simple Assembly and Installation Instructions Agee Woodworks Mantels
Remove the scribes from the back of the header. (These will be attached to the inside opening of the mantel after it is installed.)
Attach legs to header of fireplace mantel with screws provided. Legs should fit perfectly into header where ‘biscuit’ cuts are.
Place fireplace mantel against the wall where you want to install. 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 fireplace mantel back against the wall and with a drill, drill a hole through the shelf at a 45 degree angle through the sheetrock and stud.*
Drive a finishing nail into each stud (should hold the mantel firmly to the wall). If not proceed to next step.
Repeat the same process as above on each leg using studs at the base of the wall and floor line.
If you do not wish to use nails, liquid nail can be used as well.
Once your fireplace mantel is installed, place three scribes (attached to the back of the header) along inside opening of mantel and secure with liquid nail, finishing nails or wood glue.
*If applying the fireplace mantel to brick, masonry nails or liquid nail can be used.
If you have any other questions, please call 804-798-3678.
|How to measure for your mantel|
|How to measure for your mantel
How to Measure for a Fireplace Mantel
Will you be measuring to replace your current mantel with a new fireplace mantel, or are you measuring your fireplace to purchase your first mantel? Your measurements will be different depending on your needs, so we have supplied measuring guides for either situation below.
If your area is simple then you may use the diagram below to determine which of our online sizes is best for you or you may determine that you need a custom mantel. Please keep in mind that these are mantel measurements, not the measurements of your fireplace, gas fireplace, or other area. These are just for the mantel itself.
A = Shelf length
If you do not know what you want your actual mantel measurements to be or where to begin, please take some measurements of your existing fireplace area (see diagram below). You may not need to take all of these measurements. It is very important, however that you consider any windows or light switches that might prohibit the shelf –which is the widest point of the mantel.
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Why Choose Agee Woodworks for Your Fireplace Mantel Needs?
Our ustomers purchase their fireplace mantels from Agee Woodworks for three simple reasons: service, quality and customization.
Not all fireplace mantels are created equal, and not all rooms with fireplaces are the same. When you order from Agee Woodworks, you aren’t ordering a fireplace mantel that is identical to hundreds of other fireplace mantels that have been sitting for months in a warehouse overseas.
At Agee Woodworks, our hand-crafted fireplace mantels are made-to-order at our warehouse in Ashland, Virginia. Whether our customers order a fireplace mantel design from our website or they send a custom design for us to duplicate, they know their fireplace mantel is specifically built just for them.
We understand that for some of our customers, the vast number of choices for fireplace mantels can be overwhelming. But at Agee Woodworks, we can offer expert advice on purchasing fireplace mantels so that you can choose one that best reflects your style. Our online store guides customers through a series of options, from value fireplace mantels to custom fireplace mantels and fireplace mantel shelves. And if our customers have absolutely no idea what they need to do to order a fireplace mantel, they can begin with measuring their fireplace at our how to center, or contact us because that’s what we’re here for. We’ll walk them through the process!
Our goal is to create a product that our customers can enjoy for a lifetime, so we use the highest quality materials to build beautiful fireplace mantels that can transform your fireplace.
From the company’s humble beginnings in a basement more than ten years ago to the 7,500 sq. ft facility where the fireplace mantels are made today, the staff at Agee Woodworks has remained committed to building a superior product for each and every customer.
From start to finish, each mantel is assigned to one specific craftsman who is responsible for constructing the piece. When a fireplace mantel is ordered, we get to work, constructing the frame based on the inside opening. The legs, header and shelf are applied to the frame, enabling us to customize our sizes for each and every mantel that we build. Next, we apply specific accessories that determine the style of the mantel, and with the basic construction completed, the mantel is sanded and ready for finishing. We can prime, paint or stain our mantels here in our shop, or they can be delivered unfinished.
Because our fireplace mantels are made-to-order and built onsite, we are able to create custom fireplace mantels to meet our customers’ specific needs.
One of our customers found a fireplace mantel design he liked at a competitor’s site, but the mantel was only available in certain “fixed” sizes. Like many of our customers who need custom fireplace mantels, he came to us for a design to meet his unique circumstances. We were able to duplicate the fireplace mantel style and customize it to his specifications.
Other requests for custom fireplace mantels have included:
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