This rustic mantel shelf was originally a large sleeper beam that supported an old granary near Henderson, Minnesota. The beam was cut in 1/2 of the original thickness — resulting in a nice flat top with a bottom and face with nice character. The face has great tree-like and the bottom has some wonderful, clean, consistent hand hewing. The tops is cut flat — showing off some nice quarter sawing, worm trails, and wood grains.
This mantel was cut from one of the 3 large beams that supported the entire building. The granary dated back to the late 1800s or early 1900s.
White oak was commonly used near the ground because it has a natural rot resistance. Unlike its Red Oak counterpart, white oak logs will sit in the forest for decades before they rot. Red can rot within a few years.
The depth on this mantel ranges from 11 to 13 inches considering the front curve. We can cut the depth down for no charge.
We will also cut the length down and reduce the price by $9.50 per inch up to a $115 discount.
SIZE: 72.5 x 12 x 4.75 in; 116lbs
NAME: POP! Jolly Time
Made in Norwood, MN
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I am very happy with my entire experience of working with Kevin from the first time I contacted him. He led me thru the process of deciding on a mantel that would work for me, and he was very flexible and responsive. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
I visited several websites before I came across Kevin's mantel's. I was hesitant to do business with a large custom company that was out of state, so I was drawn to the fact that Kevin runs a small but professional shop. He answered my questions in a timely manner and offered alternatives when a particular piece was already sold. I chose one and within a day it was already on it's way to me. It arrived today and I couldn't be happier. I'm so impressed with the product and the service that I'm thinking of doing wooden countertops.
Kevin did an outstanding job on the mantel and was very quick to answer all the questions. Great job.
Kevin was very easy to work and responded to questions quickly. He sent lots of photos as we requested and the mantle piece is beautiful, exactly what we wanted. We needed it sent by a certain date for construction and it arrived in plenty of time. Thanks , we would definitely work with Kevin again .
The piece looks great. Kevin was very helpful through the process and made sure we had the right size mantel for our fireplace. Would definitely recommend Kevin Coffel @ Antique Woodworks!