Paired 3-by-5s Doug Fir Mantel (Europe)

Additional information

Weight 49 lbs
Dimensions 71.75 × 3.5 × 10.25 in



Size Category:     

Mantel Type



Out of stock

Product Description

SOLD To Shelley From Shelbyville, TN

SOLD To Shelley J on 06/02/2018
From Shelbyville, Tennesse (TN)

Rectangular mantels are not the most common pieces around in reclaimed wood. In this case, we have a couple of very nice Douglas Fir 3-by-5s that have been joined together to create a nice mantel piece that is 3.5in tall x 10.25in deep x 71.75in long. The material came out of a barn near our home in Norwood, Minnesota. These pieces are probably near 100 years old. They have nice grain patterns as well as nice color variation and nail holes.

The two pieces were joined together with 5 hand hammered bolts that were worked up by one of our blacksmiths — Wyatt Bienfang. It is always a pleasure to get real handwork, rather than mass manufactured pieces. The head on each one of these bolts is unique and individually hammered. There are alternating sizes of small and large heads.

This piece has been finished with a hardwax oil. It currently has a very flat sheen. We could (and probably want to) add another quick coat of finish to increase the sheen from flat to matte. Not glossy, but a just a tad more shine.

This piece is priced at $100 per linear foot (LF). 6LF = $600. We can cut this one down and reduce the cost by $8.33 per inch, up to a $100 discount. This one ships by FedEx Gnd for $65.
The mantel tag – This one is an ad from a 1930s newspaper when traveling by ship from the US to Europe was the only way to go.

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.