Red Elm Log Cabin Timber Mantel (TASTE-THE-DIFFERENCE)

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Weight 85 lbs
Dimensions 72 × 6 × 9 in


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Sold to Barb K from Illinois (IL) – October 13, 2018
We have a couple of similar ones from the same batch that are available. Please contact us with your exact needs.

Sold to Barb K from Illinois (IL) – October 13, 2018
We have a few similar ones from the same batch that are available. Please contact us with your exact needs. Thanks!

Actually, this is a sleeper beam mantel from an old 100s vintage granary near Winthrop, Minnesota. With the rounded face and hand hewn bottom, it would fool most people to think it was a log cabin timber. It is the same technique and about the same vintage, but it was used in a different location in the building. It was not a wall, but a beam that supported the floor joists. In the later pictures, you can actually see a picture from underneath the building. Yes, I get the job of crawling under these buildings. Undoubtedly, there is something alcohol-related and something dead. Fortunately, I have not run into something living under these buildings.

With its amber, rust and marigold hues, this mantel would compliment slate ledgestone wonderfully. The top has been cut smooth so that your decorations, pictures, and knick-knacks don’t wobble. The front face is an original tree-like edge. The bottom is all original hand hewn work. Yes, men with axes cut the round logs in to flat beams over 100 years ago. This is the real deal.

We have several other butternut sleeper beams from the same place. We can finish one of those up if it better suits your needs. In a couple of those pictures, you can see some of the source beams.

We can cut this mantel shorter and refinish the ends for an additional $50.

It can be shipped anywhere in the lower 48 states via FedEx Gnd for $75.

About the Tag: Taste the Difference – Creamette Macaroni noodles. I love the illustration style of the 1950s. It is just so iconic. Once upon a time, Minneapolis was the flouring milling capital. With that history, it is not surprising that Creamette was headquartered here as well. A loan of $100 is all it took for James T. Williams to open a grocery store in Minneapolis in 1896. But this businessman’s legacy would not be in the goods he sold but the product he developed in 1912. Williams redesigned elbow macaroni with a thinner wall and larger hole and, as a result, invented the first quick-cooking pasta.

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.