We have been making
and selling these mantles for about 3years now to fill a niche for a
primitive, yet well made mantles to house the Heat Surge electric fireplace
insert. We first bought a Heat Surge Fireplace for our home and liked
it's performance so much we bought a 2nd one for our bedroom. When we
are home, we turn the unit on and it keeps us comfortable all day or
night. However the look and feel of these fireplaces did not go with
our decor so we built a mantle that fits in with our primitive furnishings.
We thought that our primitive loving customers would enjoy the same
comforts and money savings as we do, so we now build these to order
in the color of your choice. We have done well with the primitive colors
and we use the same paint techniques that we use on our other furniture,
such as our farm tables. Take a peek at
some of the photos of the mantles that some of our customers have purchased
to get an idea of what color(s) would work well in your country or primitive
home. Just recently we have built a 2nd version with a completely different
look. Please let us know how you feel about our prototype design.
The Heat Surge insert I use with these mantles comes with the standard
30 day warrantee. If you want more, it will cost a few bucks more but
I have never purchased one myself. The units also some with a remote
control that will adjust the brightness of the flame, turn the unit
on or off, and turn it from low to high or vise versa. All inserts have
a thermostat control so you can set it for the temperature you are comfortable
at. These inserts have 2 settings, low and high. The low setting produces
2300 BTU's of heat at 750 watts. Using an advanced technology heater,
this heater can heat an average size bedroom for only about 9 cents
and hour at this setting. If you switch to the high setting, it will
heat a 350 sq. ft room easily. This pumps out 4600 BTU's at 1500 watts
at about 16 cents an hour. The fireless flame technology produces a
VERY realistic "flame" but without the dirt, soot, and dangers
of a real fireplace.
If you happen to have zone heating, you can turn off the zone that this
fireplace is installed in. If not, this fireplace will augment your
central heating system. In our home, which is a 19th century poorly
insulated home with old windows, this fireplace keeps us very comfortable.
When the conditions outside aren't too bad, we rely on these 2 fireplaces
and save a lot on our heating bills.
Take a look at the photos below (click on any photo to enlarge) and
please contact us if you would like any
more information on these mantles.
This is our Black over Mustard Mantle.
This mantle is painted mustard over red. Note, we have several
shades of mustard.
This is one of our newer Mustards. It is kind of greenish.
This is Mustard over black - very popular
This is a very cool red over black.
Showing the mantle before paint. All of our mantles are made of
Here is one shown in just stain. One of the main reasons we make
these mantles is to offer you a PRIMITIVE option. If you are interested
in just a plain Jane version, we would refer you to the Heat Surge
company where you can buy the mantle in oak or cherry stained
Now we're talking. Here is a close-up of the red paint on some
of the trim we use on the mantles.
Here we have another Black mantle over stain.
This is the mantle in our home which has a very custom grubby
hard to explain paint color.
This is our new Prototype form we are trying out. There is considerable
more lumber in this mantle so the price of this fireplace is $649.
This measures approximately 54" wide x 45" tall x 14"
We build these custom
order mantles along with the Heat Surge electric fireplace insert for
$599 (standard mantle). The dimensions are 47" wide x 13"
deep x 39" tall. These are the dimensions of the top. The cord
is 6' long and can come out of the cutout on the bottom of either side.
Please allow from 2 to 4 weeks. If you require shipping, please make
all arrangements. We accept checks, money orders, or cash only. Please
John for further information or to place an order.