Reclaimed Fireplace Mantel (KEEP-EM-CACKLING)

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Weight 87 lbs
Dimensions 73 × 5.5 × 8.25 in
Size Category:     






Product Description

AVAILABLE. Super nice rectangular piece.

This reclaimed fireplace mantel offers many attractive features you’ll love. Its great white oak color fits perfectly into today’s natural wood home interiors. We can darken the wood with a simple oil finish, no pigmented staining is required. (see the last couple of pictures for a sample) The mantel boasts a rare, original hand-hewn rectangular shape, setting it apart from the more common square timbers. (back in the day, it just made sense to make a round log square — not rectangular) Its face is pocket-free, showing off nice, even color tones. Look closely, and you’ll spot original mortise pegs in the top and bottom, adding to its authentic charm. This unique piece brings both history and style to your home.

  • This reclaimed fireplace mantel has been sanded, but no finish coat has been applied. Final finishing is included in the price.
    We can preserve this nice natural oak color, or the piece will naturally go darker with our typical, high-end Rubio Monocoat finish.
  • It is currently 5.5 x 8.25 x 73 inches long, we can cut to size at no additional charge.
  • It can be shipped anywhere in the lower 48 states via FedEx Gnd for $150

We purchased the old source beam from an Amish gentleman in Southwest Wisconsin. We’ve worked with him for nearly 20 years, watching his family grow. He recently passed much of the business to his sons, who are in their twenties. We eagerly anticipate meeting the next generation. An old barn from the late 1800s supplied the beam. We enjoy visiting the area’s rolling hills. Beautiful scenery surrounds us, with cows roaming the pastures. Often, we spot Amish farmers in the distance, guiding horse-drawn plows. This scene transports us to a simpler time.

About the tag – Keep ‘Em Cackling. What a fun title for an advertisement for AviTab from 1943 copy of The Farmer newsletter. LOL. If you read it, it sounds like speed for chickens. That sounds like a good idea…

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.