- Wood: White Oak
- Texture: Hand Hewn
- Color: Dark, Medium
- Mantel Type Mantel Shelf (more rectangular)
- Size: 67 to 78 inches
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A wonderful, medium color oak rustic mantel beam with a hand hewn face and bottom with a smooth cut top. The front face shows the original ax marks from the 1800s — when pioneers built these lands. There are also a few original nail stains and a little hint of lighter colored sapwood on the face. For the bottom, it doesn’t get much better than this piece. The ax marks are clear but smooth. There’s also a nice assortment of nail holes and stains. There’s an abundance of critter trails throughout. No need to worry, they’ve been kiln treated and are long gone.
This mantel beam was cut directly in half form a larger 12×12. We have applied ammonia to naturally darken the top and blend it to the original face and bottom color.
The color on this mantel is all natural. 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 alway 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.
This beam is priced at $115/LF. 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. This one can ship via FedEx Gnd. We use a flat rate of $65 for all mantels that ship via FedEx.
The tag— Barclay Plastic-Coated panels for wall and ceilings. This probably dates back to the 1950s or 1960s. Back in the chemical age and the discovery of plastics.