SOLD. However, we have more, very similar beams in raw format from this exact barn that can be finished up to meet your needs. Beams from this barn run $115/LF. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-350-4790.
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We have many other beams like this in lengths up to 16 feet. This is a nicely hand hewn red oak fireplace mantel beam crafted from a barn beam dating back to the late 1800s. This oak beam is a good, clean, 4-side hand hewn piece. It is Red oak beam. While we normally don’t stain our work, the finish on this piece is antiqued of sorts. In addition, it has a hardwax oil finish. Imagine, all of those chop marks from an original American settler swinging an ax. How cool is that? There are a couple of bolts holes on the face as a testament to its original life. This one is free of any mortise pockets.
The original beam came from an old barn in Southwest Wisconsin. It probably dated back to the late 1800s We purchased this wood from an Amish gentleman who lives out in the rolling hills of the area. That area is still dotted with small farms where the cows and other livestock are out in the corrals. It’s not like the modern farms that we see by our place in Minnesota with hundreds of cows stuffed in a tin building. It is great to see agriculture the way that I remember it as a kid.
This mantel is 60 inches and is priced at $115/LF. Shipping will run $65 via FedEx Gnd.
About the tag – It is a post World War II newspaper ad from the late 1940s. Being in the business, it is fun to see lumber ads. It is interesting that they were doing “reclaimed” lumber back in the day. They are advertising Fine Dry Lumber from a Navy Training Center in Farragut, Idaho.