02/24/2022 – Just brought in a batch of 4in – 4.5in material!
SOLD to Rich L from Chardon, Ohio (OH) on 10/22/2018
02/24/2022 – We just brought in a new batch of walnuts. 3.5 to 4.5in thick; depths from 8 to 12in. Email us for pictures, sizes, and prices.
A solid wood black walnut fireplace mantel is a stunning addition to any fireplace — rustic or elegant. We quite a few of these to people who want real, natural wood to accent their more contemporary fireplace setting.
This particular piece is very nice, but it does have a couple of drawbacks. The is a minor hole on the left side face. We will fill that. It was an accident as we bolted together some cracking issues. In addition, the bottom back corners are a little tapered and show some sapwood. The sapwood could be left as-is or darkened. I’m not doing a very good job of selling this, am I? Besides those minor issues, this piece has really beautiful graining on the face. A knot type thing toward the center adds a great deal to the flow of the grains on this piece.
Black walnut seems to be coveted by everyone as the premium wood. You’ll always hear stories about someone’s valuable walnut grove or tree. Sometimes the stories are true, sometimes not. The price of a walnut does vary as does the demand. The wood just beneath the bark, or sapwood, is a lighter color than the rest of the body. In many cases, modern wood suppliers will steam the wood to push the dark color from the center into the sapwood. We don’t do that around here. (it seems a bit like cheating).
This piece is what is called “urban logged.” It is not antique or reclaimed. The tree was cut down for some purpose such as it was threatening a house or existing structure, storm damage, or was getting too old. These trees had to come down. This is not a full commercial logging kind of thing where someone was clear-cutting a forest. It is a much more responsible harvesting practice.
We do have few other Urban Logged Black Walnut beams available ranging from 60in to 100inches. We can also cut thinner if you’d like. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get a full listing of available mantels. Also, take a look at this walnut mantel with metal inlay. It is very similar but includes some nice hand-hammered metalwork. We can make this style of mantel in many different sizes as well.
About the TAG- Davey Tree Surgeons. I really enjoyed this old illustration. You see plenty of old cars, but the work trucks and delivery vehicles are far less common. Kind of fun.
Our website here only contains a small number of all of the mantels that we have in stock. Please contact us via email at email@example.com or call 612-281-9330 for a list of more mantels that are available. We are a small mom-and-pop shop and don’t usually find enough time to update this list. We have nearly 100 finished mantels and another almost 500 unfinished pieces in stock at any time that can be viewed with other links.