- Wood: White Oak
- Texture: Circle Sawn, Smooth
- Color: Dark
- Size: 67 to 78 inches
- Mantel Type Mantel Shelf (more rectangular)
In these old barns, there are often very large door jams through which the cows travel in and out. This fireplace mantel shelf was made from just such a door jam. It is a very nice big piece of white oak — nearly 12 inches deep and 3 inches thick. The original topside was too rotten, so we cut and planed off nearly an inch. It is thinner, but now much cleaner. The topside shows off some nice reclaimed character and color variation. The face and bottom are a little more similar in color. The front has some pleasant wood grain character and nail holes. The bottom sports a nice, interesting crack flowing throughout.
This piece came from a barn on Scandia Road near Waconia, Minnesota. This old barn was about 2 or 3 miles from the Swedish immigrant, Andrew Peterson, Farm. The Andrew Peterson farm became famous, particularly in Sweden, after the meticulous journals he kept became the basis for Vilhelm Moberg’s Emigrants book series.
This mantel shelf is priced at $100 per LF. 72in long = $600. We can cut the mantel shorter, and reduce the price by $8.33 per inch for a discount up to $100. Just give us a call or send email (email@example.com) if you’d like this custom sized. It will ship via FedEx Gnd for $65.