- Product Wood: White Oak
- Product Texture: Hand Hewn
- Product Color: Dark, Medium
- Product Mantel Type Mantel Shelf (more rectangular)
- Product Size: 79 to 90 inches
–SOLD DAVE in CT 10/17/2016–
–We have similar beams available. Most shorter. Please contact us at: email@example.com and we can provide pictures of other options —
At 89 inches, this is longer than most of our beams. It can be cut down and discounted. A wonderful, medium dark 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. For the bottom, we have a nice varied collection of brown hues. Definitely different than something that is modern stained. The ax marks are clear but smooth. There’s also a a few 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 from a larger 12×12. 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 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— Webster’s Micrometric Carbon Paper (sounds high-tech, doesn’t it?) How to find money in your secretary’s wastebasket. From a 1950’s magazine. Those were different days.