Rustic Wooden Mantel Shelf (SHINY PUDDLES)

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Weight 51 lbs
Dimensions 61 × 3.75 × 7.5 in



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1 in stock

Product Description

Nice deep piece at 9.25 inches.

Looking for a rustic wooden mantel shelf with a depth of more than 8 inches? We have some available! This mantel shelf has a depth of about 9.25 inches. It has a nice rectangular shelf-like shape with a 5in height.

This is just a cool piece. The mild hewing on the face is real, 1800s vintage ax work with a clean, finished style. It is not particularly choppy. The surface rolls and flows with the wood grains. The top has been cut flat for decorations while the bottom shows all of the characteristics of reclaimed wood — big knot, authentic cracks, ax marks, and nail holes. The color displays nice autumn oak brown hues.

Full disclosure, the back left corner of this wooden mantel shelf is kind of knocked out. It might be that this corner is mostly buried in the stonework, so then it is no big deal. Alternatively, we could cut the depth down and remove most, if not all of it. It might also turn out that the piece gets cut down to 5ft and then it disappears as well. We could also fill it with epoxy or a wood fill. I think there a plenty of alternatives with the otherwise fantastic mantel shelf. We’re happy to modify it at no charge.

We’ll apply another coat of finish before it ships to increase the sheen just a little bit. These pictures show it is a little dull.

We reclaimed this particular mantel shelf from a granary near Hamburg, Minnesota. We cut this section from a large hand-hewn sill timber. These timbers often partially rotted. By cutting off the rot, we could preserve this little gem of a piece. You can see a few images of the exact, original granary in the picture set. A wave of German immigration came in the 1880s when nearly 1.5 million individuals left for the US.  Alongside Hamburg, several other towns in the area – New Germany, Cologne, and New Ulm — all pay homage to their German ancestry.

It can be shipped anywhere in the lower 48 states via FedEx Gnd for $150

About the tag – “Shiny Puddles” is a page from the Little Golden Book entitled, Colors are Nice by Adelaide Holl originally published in 1962. (already over 60 years ago).

Installation: In most cases, no special and expensive brackets are required — just some lag screws. Take a look at our mantel installation tips.

Our website here only contains a small number of all of the mantels that we have in stock. Please contact us via email at or call 612-281-9330 for a list of more mantels that are available. We are a small mom-and-pop shop and don’t usually find enough time to update this list. We have nearly 100 finished mantels and another almost 500 unfinished pieces in stock at any time that can be viewed with other links.