Reclaimed, Quartersawn White Oak Mantel (PAR-O-SAN)

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Weight 75 lbs
Dimensions 68.5 × 6 × 6 in


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1 in stock

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 mantel was sourced from an exceptional batch of wood. It is a 5.5-foot piece from a beam that was over 30-feet in length. What makes this piece particularly unique is that it was quartersawn at such a large size. Typically, beams are cut with the tree’s heart centered in the beam, but in this case, the heart is located on the corner of the beam. This beam was one of a group of four in total that were cut from the same tree trunk. At 30 feet in the air, the original tree was over 20in in diameter!

This beautiful little piece hosts quartersawn tiger strips running across the face as well as some original nail holes. The top and bottom also have nice character and a pleasant warm color.

From the history we were able to gather, the home from which this beam was salvaged belonged to a relative of one of the founders of the town – Sudheimer – of Waconia, Minnesota. One member of the family-owned the local sawmill, which may explain the use of high-quality wood in the construction of the house. This stands in contrast to the use of quick-grown pine in modern construction. The home was one of the last original farmhouses in Waconia, which has since become a suburb of Minneapolis.

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 – Par-O-San kills Germs and Bugs. Dr. Salsbury’s Labratory of Charles City, Iowa. This is a vintage advertisement from a 1940s farming magazine.

Installation: In most cases, no special and expensive brackets are required — just some lag screws. Take a look at our mantel installation tips.

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