09/04/2023 – Just Added.
Charming little floating mantel shelf crafted from reclaimed white oak. This oak shelf was cut from a much larger beam. It has hints of ax marks and the original character on the front face. The top displays some striking quarter-sawn tiger stripes characteristic of white oak. Sawyers will still cut white oak in just the right way to maximize this type of character.
Although unconventional for our typical offerings, this floating mantel shelf has been elegantly stained in a deep hue, accentuating the captivating wood grain patterns. Believed to originate from the late 1800s, this piece holds a touch of history within its grains.
Just discounted this one to $199. Great price for a nice piece of oak. It can be shipped anywhere in the lower 48 states via FedEx Gnd for $100
Note, we can also create an entire set of shelves with a similar style.
About the tag – Once upon a time, we had our kids create some mantel tags for us. This one is a happy little popsicle.
More Mantel Inventory
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.
Mantels with Metal
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.
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 email@example.com or call 612-281-9330.