Fireplace Mantel & Shelf Options


From unfinished to pre finished, wire brushed or as is, with or without mortise pockets, we have you covered when it comes to wood fireplace mantel options. Create a mantel design to fit your home decor style and appreciate this one-of-a-kind focal point in your living room for years to come! Our fireplace mantel shelves are for homeowners and business owners alike. Adding a natural wood shelf to a commercial space can upgrade the look of your business. 

If you need assistance navigating the many wood mantels and mantel styles we offer, please feel free to contact us anytime.

Finish Options

All of our wood mantels and shelves are available either unfinished or pre finished with a variety of colors and tones. Hand hewn mantels typically have a more rustic look, while rough sawn mantels have a smoother finish. Box beam options are a great choice for spaces where a solid wood installation would not be possible.

Rough Sawn – As Is (unfinished)

Rustic Box Beam – As Is (unfinished)

Hand Hewn – As Is (unfinished)

Rough Sawn – Clear

Rustic Box Beam – Clear

Hand Hewn – Clear

Rough Sawn – Light Brown

Rustic Box Beam – Light Brown

Hand Hewn – Light Brown

Rough Sawn – White

Rustic Box Beam – White

Hand Hewn – White

Rough Sawn – Walnut

Rustic Box Beam – Walnut

Hand Hewn – Walnut

Texture Options

Wire brushing is a great way to add a refining touch to any of our wood mantels and shelves.  This added step will raise the grain, enhancing the refined rustic look of the natural wood. Wire brushing a fireplace mantel that is going to be pre finished is a great way to refine the look and create a more consistent appearance. 

Rough Sawn – As Is

Hand Hewn – As Is

Rough Sawn – Wire Brushed

Hand Hewn – Wire Brushed

End Options

To further enhance the looks of your solid wood mantel shelf, consider adding our antique distressed ends. We have developed a unique process that will blend the color of the newly cut lumber with that of the original surface. This is a step we recommend on pre finished mantels to ensure a consistent finish on all sides.

Rough Sawn – As Is

Hand Hewn – As Is

Rough Sawn – Distrssed Ends

Hand Hewn – Distressed Ends

Grading Options

Only for square beam mantels!

Some of our wood mantel shelves are created from antique timbers from barns and rural structures. The buildings were constructed using a technique called Mortise and Tenon Joinery to create the structural frame of the building. The mortise pockets are unique to each rustic mantel beam and an eclectic part of their appearance. If you would like your fireplace mantel to be mortise free on at least one face, please let us know at the time you order.

Rough Sawn – Mortise Pocket

Hand Hewn – Mortise Pocket

Matching Corbels

Giving the appearance of a structural support beam coming out from the wall below the mantelpiece or shelving, this is the perfect way to give your rustic mantel shelf the feeling that it has been there forever. Wood mantels can also be installed as floating shelves if you prefer. 

*Corbels will match the mantel/shelving they are ordered with (i.e. rough sawn or hand hewn, texture options, finish options and distressed ends will all match the mantel ordered)

Rough Sawn Corbels

Hand Hewn Corbels

Installation Questions?

Due to the nature of these wood mantels and their installation process, we do not recommend diy. We suggest having new mantels or shelves installed by a professional contractor with experience in woodwork. There are several methods for installation of the fireplace mantel shelf. Most installation methods include lag bolts designed to be used with masonry for stone fireplace installations. Contact us for any additional questions about installation of the wood fireplace mantels.