Federal Mantels

Experience Timeless Elegance with Federal Mantels by Forshaw – A Majestic Addition to Your Home

Product Description

Elevate your home with the classic charm of Federal Mantels by Forshaw. Crafted with meticulous detail and inspired by neoclassic architecture, these mantels bring a touch of sophistication to any fireplace.

Product Features

Delicate mouldings and slender tapered columns
Framed oval capitals for a distinctive touch
Elegant crown moulding arrangements
Available in various sizes for a customized fit

Product Specifications

Various sizes available

Installation Options

Professional installation

Fuel Types


Fuel Type Application


Clearances and Cavity Measurements

Clearance to Combustibles:

Mantels typically require a certain clearance from combustible materials. Commonly, this clearance is specified by the manufacturer or local building codes. It might be, for example, 6 inches or more.

Clearance to Fireplace Opening:

Consider the distance between the mantel and the fireplace opening. This distance is often determined by the mantel design and the type of fireplace.

Mantel Projection:

Measure the distance the mantel protrudes from the wall (shelf depth or S in the provided specifications).

Leg Height and Width:

Measure the height and width of the mantel legs (L and OLW in the provided specifications).
Shelf Length and Width:

Measure the length and width of the mantel shelf (SL and W in the provided specifications).
Overall Dimensions:

Consider the overall dimensions of the mantel (OL, OH, W) to ensure it fits within the desired space.


Limited warranty

Product Highlights

ReadyBuilt’s Federal Mantel collection stands as a testament to timeless elegance and refined craftsmanship. Rooted in the dominant phase of formal neoclassic architecture in the United States, the Federal style emerged from the popularity of Georgian architecture during the late 1700s. These meticulously handcrafted wood mantels showcase delicate moldings, slender tapered columns, framed oval capitals, and distinctive crown molding arrangements, capturing the essence of Federal aesthetics. With models like No. 487-P, No. 486-P, and more, each mantel is thoughtfully designed with precise dimensions to complement various fireplace requirements. The Federal Mantels effortlessly blend historical charm with contemporary versatility, making them a perfect addition to homes seeking a touch of classical sophistication.

Since 1925, ReadyBuilt has been a trusted name in the industry, and the Federal Mantel collection reflects their commitment to quality and customization. These mantels are not just pieces of functional decor; they are timeless focal points that elevate the ambiance of any room. Whether you choose the classic No. 458-P with its graceful proportions or opt for the flush-mounted No. 476-A for a sleek, tailored look, each Federal Mantel is a unique expression of traditional craftsmanship tailored to modern tastes. With the ability to customize sizes and a dedication to providing impeccable customer service, ReadyBuilt ensures that a Federal Mantel becomes a cherished and distinctive centerpiece in your home, embodying the spirit of enduring design and superior artisanship.

Company Overview for Manufacturer

Forshaw, a renowned manufacturer in the realm of fireplace aesthetics, has been at the forefront of crafting exquisite mantels since its inception. Specializing in the production of Forshaw Mantels, the company seamlessly blends traditional craftsmanship with contemporary design, offering a diverse range of mantel styles to suit various architectural preferences. With a heritage dating back several decades, Forshaw has consistently demonstrated a commitment to quality and innovation in the fireplace industry. The Forshaw Mantel collection encompasses a spectrum of styles, from classic and timeless designs to those that embrace modern trends, ensuring that homeowners can find the perfect mantel to complement their interior spaces.

As a trusted name in the industry, Forshaw goes beyond mere product creation; they curate an experience that prioritizes customer satisfaction. Their mantels not only serve as functional elements but also elevate the overall aesthetic appeal of any space. With a keen understanding of design trends and a dedication to superior materials and craftsmanship, Forshaw has established itself as a go-to manufacturer for those seeking premium mantels that seamlessly integrate into the architectural and design vision of their homes.


Q: Do Forshaw Mantels come in different styles?
A: Yes, Forshaw Mantels offer a diverse range of styles to suit various preferences.

Q: Can I customize the size of my Forshaw Mantel to fit my fireplace?
A: Absolutely! Forshaw provides customization options to ensure a perfect fit for your fireplace.

Q: Are Forshaw Mantels made with traditional craftsmanship?
A: Yes, Forshaw prides itself on blending traditional craftsmanship with contemporary design in its mantel creations.

Q: How long has Forshaw been manufacturing mantels?
A: Forshaw boasts a heritage dating back several decades in the crafting of exquisite mantels.

Q: Do Forshaw Mantels incorporate modern design trends?
A: Yes, Forshaw offers mantel designs that cater to both classic and modern aesthetic preferences.

Q: Can I find classic designs in the Forshaw Mantel collection?
A: Certainly! Forshaw’s mantel collection includes classic and timeless designs.

Q: Is customer satisfaction a priority for Forshaw?
A: Yes, Forshaw prioritizes customer satisfaction, ensuring a positive experience for homeowners.

Q: Are Forshaw Mantels functional as well as decorative?
A: Absolutely! Forshaw Mantels serve as both functional elements and decorative focal points.

Q: Does Forshaw offer assistance with selecting the right mantel for my space?
A: Yes, Forshaw provides guidance to help you choose the perfect mantel that complements your space.

Q: Does Forshaw offer installation services for their mantels?
A: While specifics may vary, Forshaw often provides guidance or recommendations for installation services.