Natural Colored Hand Hewn Oak Mantel (Blackheads)

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Weight 115 lbs
Dimensions 58.5 × 7 × 9.625 in
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Product Description

Little natural colored hand-hewn white oak fireplace mantel. This little piece has an original 1800s vintage hand-hewn front and bottom with a cut top.

This is a lovely, stout little mantel. It sanded up nicely to create a wonderful, natural color. Currently, it does not have any finish applied. It can be left in its current state, but it runs the risk of staining or becoming too dirty. To maintaina similar color and make it easier to clean, we can apply a Briwax finish. On the other hand, to bring out wonderful warm, saddle brown hues, we could apply our standard Rubio Monocoat Finish. The first 15 or so pictures show the mantel without any finish applied while the last few pictures show the mantel with mineral spirits splashed on, which approximates the look of a Rubio Monocoat finish.

This piece is cut on both the top and bottom side to provide a little cleaner, more contemporary look but it still showcases a great, vintage hand-hewn face. The ax marks, dating back to the late 1800s, are a testament to the hard work of pioneers who settled in central Minnesota. It also features a filled mortise pocket on the top, which is a remnant of its original use as a beam in a barn.

he barn from which this piece was sourced was situated near New Prague, Minnesota, a town known for its celebration of its immigrant heritage, like many other towns in the area such as New Germany, Hamburg, Cologne, and Green Isle. We were fortunate to have taken a complete set of pictures of the barn. This particular beam was likely unremarkable in its original form, hidden in the basement of the barn. However, through hours of sanding, brushing, and cleaning, it has undergone a remarkable transformation — ready for another couple of decades in your home.

We can cut this mantel shorter and refinish the ends for an additional for no additional cost.

It can be shipped anywhere in the lower 48 states via FedEx Gnd for $150

About the tag – Blackheads can be overcome by the right cleansing method. Even back in 1924, people were concerned about managing their appearance. This is an advertisement for Woodbury’s Facial Soap.

Our website here only contains a small number of all of the mantels that we have in stock. Please contact us via email at antiqueww@gmail.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.