–SOLD to Angela M in Merrimack, NH —
— November 15, 2018–
This is a classic turn-of-the-century oak barn beam. Once finished, this reclaimed wood mantel hosts a burnt orange base with accents of umber and brunette. The face of the mantel has as some nice cracks or checks that are the result of 100 years of drying. There are also a few nail holes in there. The top is similar but with a few more nail holes and fewer cracks. There’s a little nice toning toward the left end. The bottom (actually, it could be flipped and become the top) has some pleasant cracking as well as some nice old black staining to add interest.
Semi-circular lines are visible throughout the piece. These lines are traces of where the 34- to 56-inch sawblade’s teeth cut the original tree. Sometimes one tooth was out of alignment, so its marks became more accented than the others. You can see the stronger lines every inch or so. If you have not seen one of these saws in action, it is a real treat. You can see a video of an antique sawmill in operation on YouTube.
The farmstead dates back to the 1880s with an original settler named George Kugler. The site is situated near Waconia, Minnesota. Based on records from the Carver Country Historical Society, Mr. Kugler became the postmaster for Waconia in 1885. He was active in the community and politics. He celebrated his 65th birthday in 1891. In in the plat map, you can see a reference in section 35 to Geo. Kugler.
This piece has a high-end finish applied which gives it excellent durability but has a nice satin sheen and a touchable, natural feel.
We can cut this one to a different size and refinish the end for no additional fee.
It can be shipped anywhere in the lower 48 states via FedEx Gnd for $75
The Tag — 1971 American Motors Company Gremlin for $1999. For folks who grew up on the 1970s, the Gremlin is kind of an icon car. From what I understand, they were horribly unreliable but well remembered nonetheless. Of course, there was the Ford Pinto competing in the same market.