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Arched Wesley

Elevate Your Space with Elegance: Explore the Arched Wesley Collection by Forshaw Mantels

Product Description

Unveil timeless sophistication with the Arched Wesley Custom Wood Mantels by Forshaw. Crafted with precision and adorned with classic design, these mantels add an understated charm to any space.

Product Features

Estate Series Custom Wood Mantels: These are made from high-quality wood and can be customized to your desired size and finish.
Heritage Series Custom Wood Mantels: Similar to the Estate Series, but with a more traditional design.
Ready Built: Mantels that are pre-made and available in a variety of sizes and styles.
Simplicity Mantels: Modern and minimalist style, made from wood or metal.
Reclaimed Timber Mantels: Made from recycled wood, giving them a unique and rustic look.
Jakarta Teak Mantels: Made from durable teak wood, resistant to moisture and wear.
Chase Top Flashings: Decorative metal pieces that can be added to the top of your mantel for a finishing touch
Custom sizing: Available for most wooden mantel models.
Various finishes: Choose from a variety of paint, stain, and glaze options.
Material options: Wood, metal, and reclaimed timber are available.

Product Specifications

Arched Wesley 36″:

Overall Length (OL): 73.5″
Overall Height (OH): 56.75″
Width (W): 47″
Height (H): 39.5″
Shelf Depth (S): 7.5″
Leg Depth (L): 8.0″
Opening Length Width (OLW): 63″
Arched Wesley 42″:

Overall Length (OL): 79.5″
Overall Height (OH): 56.75″
Width (W): 53″
Height (H): 39.5″
Shelf Depth (S): 7.5″
Leg Depth (L): 8.0″
Opening Length Width (OLW): 69″

Installation Options

Direct Mounting to Wall
Support Blocks on Studs

Fuel Types


Fuel Type Application


Clearances and Cavity Measurements


In terms of combustible materials, it’s essential for the mantel to maintain a minimum clearance from substances like wood or drywall. A widely recommended practice is to ensure a clearance of at least 6 inches from both the top and sides of the fireplace opening.

For clearance from the firebox or the area where the fire burns, it’s crucial to adhere to the specifications provided by the fireplace manufacturer. Typically, this clearance can range from 12 to 18 inches or more.

Cavity Measurements:

When measuring the firebox opening, take into account its width, height, and depth. It’s important for the mantel to be proportionate to the size of the firebox, achieving a balanced and aesthetically pleasing appearance.

Consideration should also be given to the desired height of the mantel shelf from the floor, allowing for flexibility based on personal preference and the overall fireplace design. Additionally, measure the distance from the top of the firebox to the mantel shelf (header) and from the sides of the firebox to the legs of the mantel to ensure proper coverage while maintaining clearances.

Overall Wall Dimensions:

To facilitate the mantel installation, measure the available wall space. Take into account the overall dimensions of the room and the surrounding decor to ensure a harmonious integration of the mantel within the space.


Limited warranty

Product Highlights

Forshaw Mantels crafts exquisite focal points for your living space, blending timeless design with meticulous craftsmanship. Whether you crave the grandeur of an Estate Series custom wood mantel, tailored to your exact vision, or the clean lines of a Simplicity mantel in sleek metal or wood, Forshaw offers a piece to become the heart of your home. Even rustic enthusiasts will find their match in the unique beauty of reclaimed timber mantels, each showcasing the inherent charm of recycled wood.

No matter your vision, Forshaw’s dedication to quality and craftsmanship shines through. Choose from a vast array of finishes, materials, and sizes to curate the perfect mantel that reflects your personal style and complements your fireplace. With Forshaw, your fireplace transcends mere function, transforming into a captivating focal point that radiates warmth and character for years to come.

Company Overview for Manufacturer

Since 1871, Forshaw Mantels has been synonymous with quality and craftsmanship, forging a legacy of hand-carved elegance that graces American homes. From their St. Louis workshop, generations of skilled artisans have poured their passion into transforming ordinary fireplaces into extraordinary centerpieces. Today, Forshaw remains a family-owned enterprise, proudly upholding the tradition of meticulous handwork while embracing modern design sensibilities.

Their repertoire boasts a diverse collection to suit every aesthetic. Exquisitely detailed Estate Series mantels exude timeless grandeur, while sleek Simplicity pieces offer minimalist allure. For a touch of rustic warmth, reclaimed timber mantels boast the unique beauty of salvaged wood. This dedication to variety extends beyond style, with an array of finishes, materials, and sizes available to perfectly complement any interior design. Whether you envision a classic hearth or a contemporary statement, Forshaw Mantels provides the perfect canvas for your vision. So, choose Forshaw and bring a touch of timeless elegance and enduring quality to your home.


Q: What types of wood do you use for your mantels?
A: We use a variety of high-quality hardwoods, including maple, oak, cherry, and walnut. We also offer reclaimed timber mantels made from unique salvaged wood.

Q: Do you offer custom sizing for your mantels?
A: Absolutely! Most of our wooden mantel models can be custom-sized to fit your specific fireplace dimensions.

Q: What kind of finishes are available for your mantels?
A: We offer a wide range of paint, stain, and glaze options to match your existing décor. We can also create custom finishes to your specifications.

Q: Can your mantels be used outdoors?
A: We offer a selection of Jakarta Teak mantels that are specifically designed for outdoor use and resistant to weather elements.

Q: Do you sell fireplace inserts or other fireplace accessories?
A: We currently focus on mantelpieces, but we recommend visiting our website or contacting us for recommendations on trusted fireplace insert and accessory retailers.

Q: How are your mantels shipped?
A: We package our mantels with care to ensure safe delivery. The shipping method depends on the size and weight of the mantel, but we typically use freight carriers for larger pieces.

Q: What is your return policy?
A: We offer a limited return policy for non-custom mantels in unused condition. Please refer to our website for complete details.

Q: Do you offer installation services?
A: We don’t directly offer installation services, but we provide detailed instructions with every mantel purchase. You can also find helpful installation videos on our website.

Q: Can I see your mantels in person before I buy them?
A: We don’t have a physical showroom at this time, but we encourage you to visit our website for high-resolution photos and detailed descriptions of each mantel.

Q: Do you offer any discounts or promotions?
A: We occasionally offer special promotions and discounts, which are usually announced on our website and social media channels.

Q: How can I clean and maintain my Forshaw mantel?
A: We recommend using a soft, damp cloth for regular cleaning. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaning products. We also offer wood care products on our website to help protect and maintain the beauty of your mantel.

Q: What is the warranty on your mantels?
A: We offer a limited lifetime warranty on the craftsmanship of our mantels. You can find more information about our warranty on our website.

Q: Are your mantels eco-friendly?
A: We source our wood from responsibly managed forests and also offer reclaimed timber mantels as a sustainable option. We also prioritize reducing waste and using eco-friendly packaging materials.

Q: Do you offer mantel design consultations?
A: We’re happy to provide general design guidance, but we recommend consulting with an interior designer or architect for professional design advice.

Q: Can I see examples of your mantels used in real homes?
A: Absolutely! We have a gallery of customer photos on our website showcasing Forshaw mantels in various interior settings. You can also find inspiration on our social media channels.

Q: How often do you introduce new mantel designs?
A: We’re constantly working on new designs and expanding our collection. We announce new additions on our website and social media channels, so be sure to stay tuned!

Q: Do you offer financing options for your mantels?
A: We currently don’t offer direct financing, but some of our retail partners may have financing options available. We recommend contacting your preferred retailer for more information.

Q: What makes Forshaw mantels different from other brands?
A: We take pride in our commitment to quality craftsmanship, using only the finest materials and employing skilled artisans to hand-carve each piece. We also offer a wider variety of styles and customization options than many other mantel manufacturers.

Q: How can I stay up-to-date on your latest news and offerings?
A: Subscribe to our newsletter on our website, follow us on social media, or simply visit our website regularly for updates and announcements!

Q: Where can I learn more about the history of Forshaw Mantels?
A: We have a dedicated page on our website that details our history and legacy. You can also find interesting stories and insights about our craftsmanship process on our social media channels.