Clean Rock Elm Mantel Shelf (HORSEMAN)

Additional information

Weight 40 lbs
Dimensions 60 × 2.5 × 9.5 in



Mantel Type

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Out of stock

Product Description

SOLD to David in Bent Mountain, Virginia

–SOLD to David S in Bent Mountain, Virginia (VA) —
–November 11, 2018 —

This mantel was cut out of a very large 10in x 10in x 20ft main support beam. It is a wonderfully beautiful Rock Elm. Rock Elm is an interesting wood because it is so slow growing, it is virtually unavailable on the modern market. However, we find it from time to time in different areas here and there. It is a very hard wood — almost as hard as maple — but it has much more interesting color variations, grains, and tiny knots.

The top and bottom are cut slabs, but the front edge shows off some hints of the original circle sawing.

This beam is from a 19-teens barn near Waconia, Minnesota. The old barn was about 2 or 3 miles from Swedish immigrant, Andrew Peterson, Farm. The Andrew Peterson farm became famous, particularly in Sweden, after the meticulous journals he kept became the basis for Vilhelm Moberg’s Emigrants book series.

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.