SOLD TO Jan 18, 2019 to Gregg in Dove Creek, Colorado (CO).
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What’s this? A streaked, hewn, and filled mantel shelf? Yes indeed, this one was originally a hand hewn beam; however, we needed to work it down to remove some junk. One the bottom side, we have some wonderful streaking that is indicative of white oak that is cut just right. On the opposite side, this is more of a center cut that was not affected by the ammonia in the air. On the right-hand side, there is a section where another post had previously fit in. We filled this with a matching oak block. And the face? A nice saddle brown with original 1800s vintage hand hewing marks.
This mantel is the real deal; not fake modern wood. The original beam came from an old barn in Southwest Wisconsin. It probably dated back to the early 1900s. We purchased this wood from an Amish gentleman who lives out in the rolling hills of the area. That area is still dotted with small farms where the cows and other livestock are out in the corrals. It’s not like the modern farms that we see by our place in Minnesota with hundreds of cows stuffed in a tin building. It is great to see agriculture the way that I remember it as a kid.
We can cut this mantel shorter and refinish the ends for an additional $50.
It can be shipped anywhere in the lower 48 states via FedEx Gnd for $75.
About the tag – Libby’s Mint Fresh Pineapple. This is from the 1960s. It is fun to watch the food trends in magazines over the years. This one… probably not popular.