This is another mantle I built for a client. The lower half was existing, I built the upper half to match. The bottom rail below the tv is removed for access by the electrician and for when the tv needs any servicing.
(sorry for the pic quality- its from my cellphone and the room was actually a bit dark when I took it.)
This is a window seat that will be going into the corner to the left of the tv. The door in the front flips up and slides back to allow storage of the