Reclaimed Timber Mantel (COAL SHORTAGE)

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Weight 95 lbs
Dimensions 65 × 6 × 9 in



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Product Description

AVAILABLE. Original 1800s Log Cabin Timber

This reclaimed timber mantel showcases a nice rustic character. A smooth, “live edge” face contrasts with hand-hewn top and bottom surfaces. Axe-wielding settlers of the late 1800s originally flattened these logs, pouring their sweat and strength into each swing. This source wood came from an original American settler’s log cabin near Annandale, Minnesota, where it lay hidden behind lath-and-plaster walls for decades. Today, homeowners clamor for authentic log cabin accents, making this piece a nice find. What a great piece of pioneer craftsmanship and a slice of America’s past!

The wood on this mantel is Black Ash. We can preserve the current color, or we can finish with an old finish which will create a warm, medium color with a hint of amber hue. Contact us, and we can show you some of our past work with Black Ash. There is a knot on the bottom, but that’s plenty stable and will more than likely be out of view.

  • This reclaimed timber mantel has been sanded, but no finish coat has been applied. Final finishing is included in the price.
  • It is currently 6-6.5in tall x 9in or so deep x 65 inches long, we can cut it shorter at no additional charge.
  • Ends are currently NOT cut, with the expectation that we will re-size and finish as needed.
  • It can be shipped anywhere in the lower 48 states via FedEx Gnd for $150

About the Tag: How to beat the Coal Shortage advertisement from 1922 edition of The Farmer magazine. Send for the Free Arcola book.  Yes, indeed, the United Mine Workers (UMW) initiated a nationwide coal strike on April 1, 1922. By mid-May, the country faced a serious shortage. Only non-union mines remained open, leading to rising prices and hoarding. President Warren G. Harding took measures to address the crisis, including the formation of the Federal Coal Commission

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.