Two beams joined together to create a shelf of nice depth. The sapwood (the wood just under the bark) meanders along the bottom edge, dodging the knots along the way.
Work-in-progress. This 4×6 Red Oak beam has nice contrasting colors with a pleasant Hershey chocolate brown accented with dark saw marks and grains. A bit of lighter sapwood flows over the left side.
This entire beam is about 154 inches. It can be cut nicely down to 65 inches — we should be able to double it up as well to create a depth of 10-12 inches. The price reflects a single beam at 65 inches.
This beam came from a turn-of-the-century barn near Afton, Minnesota.
More Mantel Inventory
However, our website here only contains a small number of all of the mantels that we have in stock.
We are literally a mom-and-pop shop that does lots of custom work. We often just don’t quite find enough time to update this website regularly.
We have nearly 150 finished mantels and another 500 or so unfinished pieces in stock at any time that can be viewed with other links.
We also do lots of custom work. If we understand what you are seeking, we can find and create that magic piece.
Please contact us for a full list and personal recommendations. We’re happy to chat and find a great piece for you.
Mantels with Metal
We work with a great local blacksmith to add metal straps and other ornamentation to our mantels. He is the real deal — coal forged and hand hammered. The metalwork has great color and tight fit. Nothing machined. We can start with a finished mantel you find on our site, or we can start with raw stock for more options.
Here are a few examples of the hundreds that we have crafted over the years. We can work together to create something unique. You can also browse our Mantels with Metalwork page.
In most cases, no special and expensive brackets are required — just some lag screws. The different approaches outlined are very strong, simple, and economical. Take a look at our mantel installation tips.
Contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612-281-9330.