My mom came in the living room one day to find my dad with a sledge hammer breaking out the old sandstone fireplace. I was put in charge of the remodel. I designed (wish I could take credit for the build) this mantle but at the time was going to school and did not have the time or equipment to build it so it was done by a cabinet shop. I moulded the trim for the hearth and did all of the installation of the fireplace and mantel. It is all made out of alder and is over 5 feet wide and tall from the ground up.