Dress up any kind of fireplace with a live edge fireplace mantel and enjoy your own rustic haven of relaxation. Because the mantels are cut from large pieces of real wood, they are amazingly sturdy. Placed above an electric fireplace, they can support a television or monitor, enabling having one focus for your room. While you might wonder whether occupants are watching the screen or meditating by staring into the flames, you know which direction they are likely to look.
Fireplace mantels have long been a place to put fire starters, candles or matches. They need to be firmly placed so that they do not fall or wobble away from the chimney edge. The gleaming brightness of finished wood will catch the glow of the light from the fireplace, increasing the feeling of warmth in the room. Live edge fireplace mantels can be installed as a floating shelf or they can be supported by ornamental brackets. In either case, they will be a thing of beauty, and no doubt a joy forever. The smooth finish makes them easy to clean. While their sturdy, simple construction will endure a small amount of distressing, they will still look good.