Learn from dozens of photos of custom sketched and hand-carved classical masterpieces. Review the complete designs you can build and finish yourself. Choosing the fireplace mantel that's right for your home is easy with this comprehensive, easy-to-read design and installation guide. New! Look inside for two new step-by-step instructions on: - Carving a Rustic Mantel with woodcarving tools - Building a Classic Fireplace Mantel using general woodworking skills and tools Inside Fireplace & Mantel Ideas, Second Edition by John Lewman, you'll find an amazing selection of classic fireplace mantel designs including: - English Traditional - Country French - Victorian - Art Nouveau - Classical French - Neoclassical - And more! You'll find completely updated and revised standards and specs on the newest innovations in fireplace technology, to help you build and install the mantel of your dreams. Dimensioned original drawings, full-color photos and detailed close-ups will add depth and realism to your creative planning. In addition, you'll enjoy reviewing the latest installation details for the EPA-approved and energy efficient Rumford fireplace. A detailed appendix includes a list of manufacturers and suppliers complete with mailing addresses and phone numbers.