Give your living space a fresh look with an appealing fireplace surround that holds onto timeless charm and striking aesthetics. Whether you’re drawn to the rustic charm of reclaimed wood or the polished style of pre-finished designs, our variety of wood fireplace mantels offers choices to spark your creativity. 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! As you gather around the warm fireplace, let it be a statement piece reflecting your personality and adding character to your space. Explore a range of interesting fireplace ideas that go beyond looks. Our mantel shelves are useful not only for homeowners but also for enhancing commercial spaces. Each mantel fits with many types of fireplaces or can even be used as a simple mantel shelf in a dining room or business.
If you need assistance navigating the many wood mantels and mantel styles we offer, please feel free to contact us anytime. Whether you’re seeking advice on incorporating a reclaimed wood shelf or choosing the sleekness of a pre-finished design, our dedicated team is here to make your mantel makeover a reality. Feel free to reach out whenever you need help creating the type of mantel that perfectly matches your needs and wants.
Hand Hewn Mantels and Shelves
Hand Hewn beam mantels provide a rustic look that can’t be replicated, and a solid wood structure that is made to last. These wood mantel shelves were created by hand using a broad axe and retain the charm of the artisans who created them. Salvaged from reclaimed barn beams, a rustic fireplace mantel has qualities like nail holes, mortise pockets, notches, and peg holes. Compared to a stone fireplace, these features add depth and history to this focal point in your living room.
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.
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.
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.
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 Mantels and Shelves
Rough sawn mantels are ingrained with the circular saw marks created when the reclaimed barn wood was originally milled more than a century ago, but have a smoother surface. This wood fireplace mantel shelf brings a refined rustic charm as a focal point in your living room. Reclaimed barn wood has typical wear and tear such as nail holes, mortise pockets/notches, natural checking and peg holes. These characteristics mean each wood beam is a one-of-a-kind home decor addition with a unique rustic look and a story to tell.
Using wire brushing is a fantastic way to enhance the look of our wooden mantels and shelves. This process raises the wood grain, adding to the refined rustic charm of the natural wood. When planning to pre-finish a fireplace mantel, wire brushing is a great method to create a consistent and improved appearance.
To make your solid wood mantel shelf look even better, think about adding our antique distressed ends. We’ve come up with a special way to blend the color of the newly cut wood with the original surface. This is especially important for pre-finished mantels to make sure they have a consistent finish on all sides of the fireplace.
Exclusive to square beam mantels!
A selection of our wooden mantel shelves is crafted from antique timbers sourced from barns and rural structures. These buildings were built using a method called Mortise and Tenon Joinery, which formed the core structural framework. The distinct mortise pockets are inherent to each rustic mantel beam, contributing to their unique character. If you would like your fireplace mantel to have at least one face without mortise pockets, please let us know when placing your order.
Matching corbels create the illusion of a supporting beam extending from the wall beneath the mantelpiece or shelving. This technique gives your rustic mantel shelf the feeling that it has been installed on the wall forever. Alternatively, the wooden shelves and mantels can be installed as floating mantels.
*The corbels are designed to perfectly complement the mantel or shelving they’re ordered with. This means that the corbels will align with the same characteristics, such as rough sawn or hand-hewn textures, finish options, and distressed ends, all in harmony with the chosen mantel.
Rustic Box Beams Mantels Only
Faux wood fireplace mantels have a realistic wood texture and are the perfect alternative to a solid wood fireplace mantel shelf. You can enjoy the look of a barn wood mantel without all the weight of solid wood. Sawn from real wood cabinet lumber or reclaimed barn beams, the faux wood beam mantel is lighter than it’s solid wood counterparts. Weighing only a fraction of what a solid mantel weighs, you can easily mount a faux wood mantel in many situations where it would either be costly or impossible to mount a solid wood fireplace mantel. No one will know the difference and you can still have a rustic fireplace mantel as a stand out piece in your living room to be proud of!
Due to the nature of these wood mantels and their installation process, we do not recommend DIY projects or individual home improvement projects. 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.