what to use for a mantel behind a wood stove?
JanetNovember 9, 2013
The original plan for this area was rock under the stove and running up the wall. We just took up the stone flooring underneath because we weren't happy with how hard it was to keep clean. This time around we are going to build an elevated base for the stove with a slate surface and want to run slate up the wall as well. The outlet high up was designed to plug in a light on a mantel by the way. I love the look of wood mantels but am nervous having wood so close to the stove pipe. I am looking for ideas for metal mantels or anything else fireproof. Any ideas? I would love to see some pictures! Our house is colorful, funky, rustic and eclectic so pretty much anything goes : ) Thanks in advance!