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.