Electric fireplace with mantel – An electric fireplace can be a standalone unit that comes complete with a mantle and surround. These units are pushed against a bare wall, stopped in, and ready for use. A built-in electric fireplace box is installed in the drywall. Without a coat or tile surround the fireplace, the wall may look bare and unfinished. Hiring a contractor to cut your drywall and installing the electric fireplace. Once installed, grab a jacket in the right size to hang over the fireplace to complete the look.
To install an electric fireplace with mantel, assemble the mantle per manufacturer instructions. Put the coat on the wall where it will be hung. Check the top of the mantle with a level. Mark the wall at the top and sides of the jacket with a pencil. Turn down the mantle face.
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Measure the length, width and depth of the indentation with a tape measure. Cut a piece of wood with a hand saw to the size of the indentation. Measure the back of the shell of the top to the top of the indent. Measurement of the back side of the electric fireplace with mantel of each side of the jacket up to the indentation. The wall mark with a pencil where the assembly Klan will be installed.