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How Much Do Custom Fireplace Mantels Cost?

You want to update your fireplace with a new mantel but you have no idea what it costs or what to budget for.

You’re not alone in wanting to know how much a custom fireplace mantel will cost.

There are a few things you’ll need to consider when budgeting for a custom fireplace mantel but you can expect a mantel to cost between $550 to $2,500 and up.

custom red oak fireplace mantel in dallas texas home

3 Things That’ll Effect the Price

The reason there’s no set price for a custom fireplace mantel is that every fireplace is a little different, which means the size, style, and installation of your mantel will be different.

Let’s start with the size of your custom fireplace mantel.

Fireplace Mantel Size

From my experience, there is a wide range of possible sizes when it comes to fireplaces and the mantels used to decorate them.

walnut fireplace mantel

Keep in mind that the larger your fireplace mantel is requires more lumber material and labor to build, which will increase the cost of your custom mantel.

Wood Species

I’ve built a lot of different fireplace mantels and have used just about all of the different types of woods available.

wood species for building a custom fireplace mantel

From a pine mantel, which is one of the cheapest types of wood, to a high-end and expensive species of wood like walnut, the type of wood you choose will affect the price of your custom fireplace mantel.


Building your fireplace mantel is just half the story.

Installation, from my experience, can be just as big of a project as making the mantel itself.

installing a custom fireplace mantel

When removing an old mantel or covering up an out-of-style brick mantel, there are always unknowns that can affect the amount of work necessary to install.

Just know that installation will be another cost you’ll need to budget for when getting a custom fireplace mantel.

The Bottom Line Cost

While it’s impossible for me to give you a price for your custom mantel project, here are some ranges based on the variables I just mentioned above.


Will get you a pine or red oak mantel of average size before installation.


Will get you a white oak or walnut mantel of average size before installation.


Will get you a white oak or walnut mantel of average size with installation.

Have a Question about Fireplace Mantels?

I know I haven’t covered all your questions in this post so feel free to contact me and I’d be happy to help in any way I can.

If you’d like to get an estimate for a custom fireplace mantel, give me a call or text at 972-560-4093 and I’ll be happy to help.

Remember, every fireplace mantel is custom-made for your style and space.

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