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).

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.

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