Bring rustic warmth into your living room by updating your home decor with a fireplace mantel shelf that’s many years old. The naturally aged patina and features such as nail holes, knots and pest damage add one-of-a-kind characteristics that are unique to each piece. We create custom reclaimed antique wood fireplace mantels from a wide variety of reclaimed wood material choices, including any of our beams as well as box beams.
Hand hewn fireplace mantels provide a look of character in your living room that cannot be replicated. These beams were created by hand using a broad axe and retain the old wood charm embedded by the artisans who created them. Rough sawn beams provide a more refined mantel inherent with the circular saw marks created when the old wood beams were originally milled over a century ago. Faux wood box beams are an excellent choice when weight is an issue. A reclaimed fireplace mantel adds a warm touch to the heart of every home.
Reclaimed Hand Hewn Mantels
Crafted by hand, the hand hewn beam fireplace mantels showcase the hard work and craftsmanship that went into the original beams years ago. Carved using a broad axe, these hand hewn mantels still have the axe-marks from the artisans who created them. This reclaimed barn beam would be a true rustic fireplace mantel in your home or business. All mantels are surface washed and kiln dried, and have a variety of finish options and customizations to choose from. These solid wood timbers are cut to your specified length and finished with your preferred shade of finish. Matching corbels are also available, or the mantel can be installed as a floating shelf.
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Reclaimed Rough Sawn Mantels
Contrary to their name, rough sawn mantels have a more clean, finished appearance than hand hewn mantels. These reclaimed barn beams feature their original circular saw marks that were created when the beams were milled more than a century ago. Commonly used as structural timbers, these barn wood mantels have an even surface that showcases the natural beauty of the wood. Features that are prominent in reclaimed materials, such as notch pockets, natural checking, weathered grain, saw marks and nail holes, ensure each barn beam mantel is one-of-a-kind. All mantels are surface washed and kiln dried. Our rough sawn mantels are available in a variety of lengths and customizations. The fireplace mantel can be installed as a floating shelf, or matching corbels are also available.
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Reclaimed Faux Wood Mantels
Created using cabinet lumber or beam skins, our faux wood fireplace mantels are the perfect alternative to a solid wood fireplace mantel. We are able to create many different looks and styles of mantels using the same techniques we use to create our faux wood beams. Weighing only a fraction of what a solid mantel weighs, you can easily mount a faux wood shelf in many situations where it would either be costly or impossible to mount a solid wood mantel. All faux wood mantels include matching end caps.
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Reclaimed Wood Fireplace Mantel FAQ
You have questions, we have the answers. Each home decor project is unique and requires special attention to details as well as in depth knowledge of everything from product specification to how it gets delivered. Let us help you navigate the choices and understand what to expect when it comes to realizing your vision.
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After I order my reclaimed fireplace mantel, how long does it take to ship?
We are typically able to ship all mantel and wood shelf orders within 3 business days, however, there are occasions such as holidays when it may take a few extra days.
Will my mantel be the exact dimension ordered?
While we do our best to source and achieve the true dimension all of our timber mantels are reclaimed from old structures and can have up to a 1″ variance in thickness and depth, this can be due to shrinkage over time or how the barn wood material was crafted years ago.
How wide should a fireplace mantel be?
There is not an exact standard for this measurement and we will custom cut each mantel to the exact size requested. It’s common for the wood beam to either run the full width of the stone or brick face or leave 4″-6″ on both sides.
How are fireplace mantels attached?
We recommend hiring an experienced contractor to properly install the beam fireplace mantel. There are several methods and most include lag bolts designed to be used with masonry for stone installations or lag bolts that will go directly into wall studs.
What color will my mantel be?
We offer the barn beam mantel in its rustic, unfinished aged brown tone or we can finish the mantel in one of our shades of tinted wax that range from light to dark.
Is there a range of texture on reclaimed fireplace mantels?
The texture on our rough sawn reclaimed mantels ranges from original rustic to original planed smooth and can often be a mixture. Majority of the edges will have visible nail holes from the original use. Hand hewn mantels texture can range from heavy to light hewing as this process was done by hand and dependent on the craftsman who originally made the beam over a century ago.
How will my mantel be shipped?
We ship all of our mantel and shelf orders either via ground freight or common carriers (all lengths over 9′ or weights over 145 lbs).