Rustic Fireplace Mantle Made From Reclaimed Cedar Lumber

This rustic fireplace mantle was made to finish an existing brick fireplace. The client had purchased several reclaimed large cedar planks from an old barn. They found a photo of an old lodge that had a large rough sawn mantle with side columns.

After collaborating with the clients we came up with a design and budget. The resulting fireplace mantle was made from a agreed upon design and drawing.

To build this fireplace mantle I had to plane down the lumber and then glue together three planks to make the large log like pieces I needed.

It get the wood to look more like an old log I then distress the wood with the edge of my chain saw (scary). The result were fantastic.

The side columns were cut using a large band saw and left un-sanded. I then added a square peg into the sides, to added a mission style look to the project.

For the finish, I stain the wood using the same color stain to match existing stain trim.

The client response to the finished project was "Scott ! you hit a home run on this mantle, its exactly what I wanted"

The price for this listing is only for the stained mantle and side legs. If you want this design, I would create a drawing for your fireplace and then build your project. The mantle would be delivered to you in three sections, that you could screw together from the back side.

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