Mantel Shelf Made From Reclaimed White Oak With Nice Streaks

This re-cut beam mantel shelf comes from an old barn near Green Isle, MN. We re-sawed this beam to reveal the inside wood. We did not cut it too far down — just enough to see the interior of the wood as well as some great streaks from age.

This exact beam is not available, but we have others that are similar in a raw format. We can finish them up fairly quickly.

We think, but have not confirmed that this is an old Pinske Barn. We know Pete Pinske, who was a 3rd generation barn builder. His grandfather started building barns in the late 1800s. The Pinke's were early pioneers of doing hip-roof barns. The hip-roof allowed the farmer to store more hay in the building. Pinske's were probably building the hip roof barns 20 years before they were popular. The Pinske's were also very good about selecting trees for lumber in the winter time. This gave them an advantage to build more barns in the summer time with better lumber. Pete recently helped build a house for his grand-nephew where they reclaimed wood from one of the original barns that Pete's grandfather built. They used material for cabinets an other decor. So the wood ended up traveling 5 generations.

This mantel is 3.25in Tall x 8in Deep x 60in Long.
This style of smaller mantels run $85/LF. For example, 5ft long * $85/LF = $425.
We can ship via FedEx Gnd for $65

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  • Dan L.

    Dan L.'s review

    • Jun 1st 2018

    Kevin Coffel created a wonderful mantel for the renovation of my home. He promptly answered my first email and, given my initial requirements, suggested several options. His ideas helped me clarify my own project! From an initial White Oak with streaks we ended with a smooth Dark Walnut mantel, more appropriate for the modern style I wanted. Kevin kept the timeline and budget and delivered the mantel as promised. I will gladly work again with Kevin in the future for other house renovations. Thanks Kevin.

  • Sharon R.

    Sharon R.'s review

    • May 11th 2018

    Kevin was very easy to work with. He was very helpful and thoughtful when we were trying to find the perfect mantel. With his help, we did! We are totally satisfied with his work. He was very responsive, he is very knowledgeable and he kept us updated on the project and shipped the item quickly upon completion. We would highly recommend Kevin and Antique Woodworks.

  • Lori H.

    Lori H.'s review

    • Nov 9th 2016

    My mantle arrived and I love it! Antique Woodworks was amazing to work with. From my specifications Kevin was able to produce exactly what I have been looking for. Thank you for your expertise!

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