Poured Metal Pine Fireplace Mantel (Cuba)

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Weight 77 lbs
Dimensions 69 × 8 × 8 in



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1 in stock

Product Description

AVAILABLE! Inspired by the Cast Aluminum Coffee Tables by Hilla Shamia, we’ve begun to play with our own line of pour metal fireplace mantels. This technique

Inspired by the Cast Aluminum Coffee Tables by Hilla Shamia, we’ve begun to play with our own line of pour metal fireplace mantels. This technique is a great way to blend modern stylings with rustic, reclaimed wood. You can see that tables on Colossal. They are pretty impressive.

To see some of our past work with blacksmith ironwork, check out our mantels with ironwork page. This is just a sampling of things we have done in the past. We can certainly do others things. See also WLB Blacksmith Shop.

This particular piece is a simple, white pine 8×8. It has the frequent, large knots associated with white pine. The front face sports as metal fill and a couple of pegs. The top side hosts a large crack and a filled mortise pocket. The bottom is very similar with another filled pocket.

The original barn was located near New Ulm, Minnesota – a strong German community. In fact, some German POWs were housed near the town in World War II. Based on the style, the use of round nails, machine turned pegs and pine beams, this barn was probably built close to 1930. It did have a few reused timbers from a previous 1800s vintage barn.

More Mantel Inventory

You can shop some available mantel beams and thinner mantel shelves on this website. 

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.

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.

Mantel with metal rings  Fireplace Mantel with Metal Cross 

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 or call 612-281-9330.