Wood Fireplace Mantel Shelves...
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Wood fireplace mantel shelves are a great way to top off a tile, brick or stone fireplace surround. They also provide a wonderful cost-effective opportunity to add a distinctive and uniquely personal finishing touch to your fireplace!

wood fireplace mantel shelves




wood fireplace mantel shelves

Whether  you're looking for something rustic  and  casual . . . semiformal  to formal . . . or sleek and chic . . . . . . there  are  designs for wood fireplace mantel shelves   to   fit  nearly  every taste and budget.     The contrasting color  and  texture  of a wood mantel shelf  against  a  brick  or  stone fire-
place  surround  lends a great deal of visual,  as  well as architectural inter-
est. In addition, it serves a very func-
tional  role  as a great place to show-
case   treasured   mementos,   photo-
graphs, and holiday decor.

For a very rustic look, the use of split logs  in  a  completely natural or semi-
natural  state . . . . . . complete with character - enhancing "imperfections,"
is  a  great  way  to  personalize your brick  or  stone  fireplace.     The  six examples pictured  below  show some  of  the  ways  to  create a rustic look with wood fireplace mantel shelves.

Also,  note  how the shelves are supported by a variety of wooden corbels, or brackets of different shapes and sizes . . . . . another way to add to the rustic charm of your hearth.

wood fireplace mantel shelves
wood fireplace mantel shelves




wood fireplace mantel shelves
wood fireplace mantel shelves




wood fireplace mantel shelves
wood fireplace mantel shelves



The following two examples use stone, rather than wood corbels to support the mantel shelves.  The unusual mantel shelf below, left, is beautifully finished with birch bark.  On the right, the split timber mantel shelf is in- stalled "vertically" to give it a more unique appearance.

wood fireplace mantel shelves
wood fireplace mantel shelves

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wood fireplace mantel shelves

If a little less of a rustic look is de-
sired, you may want to consider an  Arts and Crafts  or Craftsman Style design for your wood fireplace man-
tel  shelf.     Designs  in  that  style
range  from  very basic squared-off timbers,  such  as  that  pictured in
the example at right . . . to shelves  and  corbels with curved or rounded profiles,  as  in  the  example below,
right.    Note  the  interesting hand-
crafted  corbels supporting the man-
tel shelf below, left.    Also note the cleverly concealed accent lighting in the mantel shelf at right.



wood fireplace mantel shelves
wood fireplace mantel shelves

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Hand-Carved Wood Fireplace Mantel Shelves

wood fireplace mantel shelves

Another great way to create a unique-
ly  personal fireplace is to add a hand-
carved wood mantel shelf that depicts a  theme  or meaning of special signifi-
cance to you . . . . such as a favorite hobby or pastime . . . . or travel to an exotic land. The examples at right and below, including the intricately carved Asian - themed   teak   wood   mantel shelves,  offer a small -- albeit diverse -- sampling of topics or themes to per-
sonalize your fireplace.



wood fireplace mantel shelves
wood fireplace mantel shelves




wood fireplace mantel shelves


wood fireplace mantel shelves

And finally, the two wood fireplace mantel shelves pictured below incorporate an overmantel to make a dramatic design statement.  Additionally, the mantel shelf and overmantel above the tiled fireplace surround pictured below, right, functions as an entertainment center that can be concealed with built-in doors when the TV is not in use.

wood fireplace mantel shelves
wood fireplace mantel shelves

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