- Wood: White Oak
- Texture: Hand Hewn
- Color: Dark, Medium
- Mantel Type Mantel Shelf (more rectangular)
- Size: 91 inches and over
–SOLD TO MARY in Florida(FL) 11/07/2016–
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At 107 inches, this is probably the longest finished mantel that we have on hand. We have lots of others than can be custom finished, but none others that are complete at this length. It can be cut down and discounted. It’s a wonderful, medium light color oak rustic mantel beam with a hand hewn face and bottom with a smooth cut top. The front face and bottom show the original ax marks from the 1800s — when pioneers built these lands. The ax marks are clear but smooth. There’s also a a few nail holes and stains. In general, the color is pretty even on this piece. There’s a few critter trails throughout. No need to worry, they’ve been kiln treated and are long gone. Note, there is kind of change in this mantel at about 6ft from the left as the original tree tapered and some lighter colored sapwood is present.
This mantel beam was cut directly in half from a larger 10×10. We have applied ammonia to naturally darken the top and blend it to the original face and bottom color. The top is lighter than the face and bottom, but not much. We apply a hardwax oil on the mantel to enrich the color, but we do not add any additional stain.
This mantel beam came from a late 1800s vintage barn near Southwest Wisconsin — out in the beautiful rolling hills. It is always nice to head out to this part of the country. You still see lots of small family farms with animals still out in the pastures. It is a welcome relief from the industrial farming that we see in our parts.
The ends are not cut on this mantel shelf with the expectation that we would cut down to size. This beam is priced at $115/LF for 107 inches = $1025. We can cut the beam down to any length and reduce the price by $9.58 per inch, up to a maximum discount of $115. Most likely, this one will need to ship via Truck Freight for $200. If it is cut down extensively (below 89 inches, we might be able to ship via FedEx).
The tag— 1962 = STOPS OIL PUMPING. I love those old illustrations on these ads.