Fireplace mantels are an essential feature. If you are planning on making over the mantels, follow our guidelines to easily do it yourself significantly! Arrange the furniture in the room in a small space can be difficult. If you follow a few steps, will help you create a room open and a mantel is a decorative shelf located above a fireplace. Large fireplace mantels surround on both sides and have an attached platform through the part superior. Over time, the shelves may incur damage, making its removal is necessary. If the style of your shelf you no longer attracts, then you can remove it. The shelves are not a structural part of a fireplace; installation is performed after built the fireplace. A shelf is not required for the operation of a fireplace.
Remove any object placed on the fireplace mantels. Place canvases on the floor around the fireplace to protect the floor from damage. Place end up a pry bar between the shelf and brick, starting at either end of the shelf. Use a hammer to hit the lever and force between the shelf and brick
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Lift the lever to loosen the shelf cleats. Move the lever towards the center of the ledge, hit her in place and lift the lever. Continuously moving the lever along the bottom of the shelf, instead hitting and lifting until the shelf is free of the fireplace mantels.