The Alamo mantel shelf is cozy with clean lines that will fit into any décor. Hand crafted from Asian hardwoods and veneers that take paint and stain beautifully. Mantel ships in 3 pieces; 2 legs and 1 header. The legs attach easily to the header with nuts and bolts. Mitred hanger board assembly included for easy installation as well as a 3 piece mitred scribe moulding set to hide any gaps after installation. It has a 1 1/2-inch projection off of the wall leaving a nice pocket behind the mantel to accommodate your tile, stone, marble, etc. Look for the pearl inlay that graces the right-hand side of the shelf as proof that you have received an authentic Pearl Mantel.