Log Cabin Rustic Fireplace Mantel Shelf (PACKARD)


Dimensions: 74 x 5 x 9.5 in

Weight: 101 lbs

  • Product Wood: White Oak
  • Product Texture: Hand Hewn, Log Cabin
  • Product Color: Medium
  • Product Size: 67 to 78 inches
  • Product Mantel Type Mantel Shelf (more rectangular)




Product Description

SOLD to Thomas B. in South Carolina (SC) on 9/4/2017. Please do not add to cart.
However, we have 1 or 2 more, very similar beams in raw format from this exact building that could be finished up. Please contact us via antiqueww@gmail.com or 888-226-5370.

This mantel beam has great tree-like character as well as historic 1800s vintage ax marks. It is a classic log home timber with a rounded, tree-like face and hand hewn bottom as well as a cut top. This particular piece is White Oak. It has acquired a nice patina over time. The top has been cut to remove an abundance of rot and leave a nice smooth surface. Lots of beautiful tight grains, bugs trails, and nail holes on this one. The bottom shows a nice variation in coloring as well as some original ax marks and some nail holes. There are a few remaining square nails left in the wood. Square nails date back to pretty much pre-1900s.

The cabin was erected north of Kilkenny, Minnesota and close to the Cannon River. During regular river flooding, the basement would also flood. After enough basement flooding, the owner dragged the log cabin (without the basement) across the frozen river and up to higher ground. Note, there are some amazing pictures out there of house moving pre-automobile.

While the story was that the cabin dated back to 1803, that is much too old for Minnesota. Fort Snelling, the first white settlement in the area, was built in the 1820s.  It really wasn’t until Lincoln’s land grants in the 1860s that Minnesota settlements began in earnest. Kilkenny, Minnesota was settled in 1856 and platted in 1877. The railroad depot was built in 1877. My guess is that this cabin was built sometime in the late 1800s — perhaps between 1856 and 1877 as railroads often meant access to sawn, rather than hand hewn lumber.

This mantel beam is priced at $115/ per LF. We will cut down the mantel length and reduce the price by $9.58 per inch, up to a $115 discount. It will ship for via FedEx Gnd for $65.

The Tag- 1949 Packard automobile known as the Super Eight. It had a 160HP straight Eight engine. Packard was founded in 1899. They purchased Studebaker in 1953. It became part of the American Motor Company (AMC) in 1954. The last car with the Packard name rolled off the assembly line in 1959.

If this mantel is not quite right, but close in some way, send us email at antiqueww@gmail.com. We have plenty of other mantels in-stock -- both finished and raw. We very likely have something similar.