Can you use a floating shelf as a mantel?
For those of you that haven’t opened up your Kreg Jig yes, this is a GREAT beginner project! The shelf is 60″ long making it a perfect mantle as well! I also think floating shelves are perfect for renters. Really you only leave a few screw holes in the wall that are very easy to fill and paint back over.
What is the purpose of a mantlepiece?
A mantel, also known as a fireplace mantel or mantelpiece, frames the opening of a fireplace and often covers part of the chimney breast. It was originally developed in the medieval period for functional purposes, to serve as a hood that would prevent smoke from entering the room, diverting it back into the chimney.
How do you attach a floating mantel?
How to Install a Mantel
- Remove the old mantel.
- Add support by drilling holes for lag shields, then install lag bolts into the brick.
- Measure carefully and drill corresponding holes for the wood mantel.
- Push the wooden mantel carefully into place using wood glue for extra support.
How thick should a floating mantel be?
A depth of 7 inches is ideal for most mantels, as it allows plenty of room to accommodate decorative objects. Keep in mind that the top and the sides of the mantel should be the same depth. First, use a measuring tape and pencil to measure and mark the mantel top to size.
Why is it called a mantle piece?
The fireplace mantel or mantelpiece, also known as a chimneypiece, originated in medieval times as a hood that projected over a fire grate to catch the smoke. The term has evolved to include the decorative framework around the fireplace, and can include elaborate designs extending to the ceiling.
What is the difference between a mantle and a mantelpiece?
In modern usage, mantel refers to a shelf above a fireplace and mantle refers to a cloak or covering.
What is the difference between mantel and mantle?
In modern usage, mantel refers to a shelf above a fireplace and mantle refers to a cloak or covering. “Mantle” is also used metaphorically when describing the transfer of power such as when one “takes on the mantle.” Some still identify these words as spelling variants, but you are better off separating them.
What is a woman’s mantle?
A mantle (from old French mantel, from mantellum, the Latin term for a cloak) is a type of loose garment usually worn over indoor clothing to serve the same purpose as an overcoat.