- Wood: Pine
- Texture: Band Sawn
- Color: Medium
- Size: 54 to 66 inches
— Sold to Sandy B in Pennsylvania (PA) on 3/11/2017–
— We have other similar raw material available. We craft lots of different iron work for our customers as well —
Lots of people are looking for rectangular mantels, which are not the most common occurrence in reclaimed wood. By joining two 6×6 pine barn beams, we came up with a nice 6×12 fireplace mantel. To top it off, we added a hand forged ring made by WLB Blacksmith shop. To see some of our past work, check out our mantels with ironwork page.
The two pine beams were actually from the same 13foot beam. Even so, there is a little color variation between the two. The beams have been lightly sanded and then finished with a Hard Wax Oil. The iron ring was entirely hand forged. The ring is very close, but not perfectly circular which is one of the marks of authenticity of real hand work. We could add more ironwork as well.
The original barn was located near New Ulm, Minnesota – a strong German community. In fact, some German POWs were housed near the town in World War II. Based on the style, the use of round nails, machine turned pegs and pine beams, this barn was probably built close to 1930. It did have a few reused timbers from a previous 1800s vintage barn.