Solid White Oak Timber Mantel (THE-ENGINEER)

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Weight 120 lbs
Dimensions 73.5 × 7.25 × 7.5 in



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Out of stock

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SOLD TO ELIZABETH L in Mandeville, LA Jan 18, 2022
Solid White Oak Mantel Timber

–SOLD TO ELIZABETH L in Mandeville, LA–
–Jan 18, 2022–

This reclaimed white oak timber mantel shows a range of mild cracks and nail holes associated with reclaimed wood. While it was a sill timber, the mantel hosts a relatively even color range — nothing too extensive or streaked. A nice tawny brown blankets the entire piece.

This particular piece was a sill timber from an old barn. It was a big beam that rested on the cement or stone wall foundation upon which they built the rest of the barn. You can imagine it was pretty wet right near the ground. They used white oak for sill timbers and fence posts back in the day because it has a good natural rot resistance. The wood was probably sawn on-site with a mill somewhat like the one pictured.

There are also a couple of “mortise pockets” in this piece — one on the top and one on the bottom. It was originally a rectangular hole where another beam came in and joined this one. We expertly filled it with a matching side grain plug so that blends nicely.

The original beam came from an old, turn-of-the-century barn near Norwood, Minnesota. It was incredibly sad to see this barn come down. The barn was exceptionally well maintained, straight, and covered in tin. It was removed to make way for a wildlife preserve acreage. The barn could have easily been remodeled into a fantastic house.

The ends are currently unfinished. Once we have an exact size from you, we can cut, sand, and finish the ends. 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 $125

About the tag – The Engineer — Another little clip out of an old 1950s vintage children’s elementary reader. You got to love these old drawings. The modern ones just aren’t the same.

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.