Pacific Energy Zero Clearance FP25 - Mantel Question

jdrenckpohl

New Member
Feb 12, 2020
7
Maple Valley, WA
I want to mount a mantel at 54 inches off the ground. Given the metal framing kit that is required above the fireplace, the mantel would need to be secured / anchored in the metal framing. Is that doable and advisable? I'm looking at a piece of reclaimed fir that is 6' long and 6" x 5.5" so it won't be light.
 

DAKSY

Patriot Guard Rider Moderator
Staff member
It can be done safely. You will need to evenly distribute the weight among the studs...
I would try one of these:

 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
83,686
South Puget Sound, WA
Be sure to use heavy-gauge steel studs for this area.
 

mcdougy

Feeling the Heat
Apr 15, 2014
449
ontario
IIRC I used Square tubing to help support my stone mantle. The wall above the mantle steps back from the face of the stove, which allowed me to do this.