We have a vent-less gas wall heater, but had no mantel for hanging stockings. Thanks to the new plan, we have the perfect solution! We already had the 2X4s left over from the simple panel bed project, so we only purchased hooks and stains for this.
We shortened the width to accommodate 4 stockings instead of 5 (we cut the 2 cross pieces 9 inches shorter). We also decided to add a large 2X6 cap to mimic a mantel, which really seems to tie it all together much better. We love this and have ideas now on how to make slight changes so it will more easily slide "over"/around the wall heater
(yes, we are not keeping it that close while stockings are hung, so as to not risk catching fire)