MEASURING YOUR FIREPLACE FOR A CUSTOM
Click Here to Download a Printable
Version of This Guide
the proper fit of your custom Premier Mantel use the
following guidelines to measure your mantel.
THE MANTEL OPENING HEIGHT "B"
opening height of the mantel of "B" dimension is
determined by measuring the height of the fireplace
facing material and subtracting 1/2" inch from the
height to allow the mantel to overlap the facing
material. SEE FIG.1
DETERMINING THE MANTEL OPENING WIDTH "C"
determine the opening width of the mantel of "C",
measure the width of the facing materials and subtract
one inch. This allows the mantel to overlap the facing
material 1/2" on each side. You can overlap the facing
material up to one inch less than the width of the
mantel leg if needed.
DETERMINING THE RETURN DEPTH "G"
All fireplaces have a front or face made of
non-combustible material such as brick, tile, marble or
slate. This facing material brick, tile, marble or
slate) may be installed flush with the wall of the
fireplace or it may protrude in front of the fireplace
wall. The distance the facing material sticks out in
front of the wall is used to calculate the mantel return
depth or "G" measurement.
The return dimension or "G" you need to specify is
calculated by adding 1/4" inch to the thickness of the
facing material protrusion. Therefore, if you are
installing the mantel over 3/4" inch thick marble you
should specify a return depth G of 3/4" inch plus 1/4"
inch or G = 1 inch.
READY TO ORDER?
Once you determine your opening Height "B", Opening
Width "C" and Return Depth you can determine all the
dimensions of your mantel using the Mantel Specification
Table. You should always check to make sure that the
mantel Shelf Length "D" and the mantel Body Width "E"
will fit your situation. The shelf length can be a
limiting factor when installing the mantel between two
windows or a window and a door. Make sure you have the
space needed for the size mantel you are ordering. See
your Premier Mantel Dealer for details.
CUSTOM MANTEL DIMENSION
customize your mantel opening, you also change the
overall Shelf Length "D", Body Width "E", and Overall
Height "A". To determine your custom sizes, use the
following table and formulas. SEE FIG. 2.
Measure your B (Facing Height) and C (Facing Width) from
Step 1 and 2 Example B = 39, C,51.
Overall Shelf Length:
D = 2Y + C
D = 2(9) + 51
E = 2X + C
Example: E = 2(6) + 51
Overall Mantel Height:
A = B + Z
Example : A = 39 + 13