This is an incredible Hand Hewn Solid White Oak mantel. The beam comes from a barn in SW Wisconsin dating back to the late 1800s. The ax marks were created over 100 years ago when folks were swinging axes before circle saws become common in the area.
The beam is currently sanded with no finish applied. We could wax and keep a very similar color, or we could apply a hard wax oil finish to develop a rich, warm brown color. We will apply either at no cost.
The metalwork is produced by Wyatt Bienfang. It is true, hand-hammered and coal forged work. The darker variable colors get absorbed in the metal from the coal. It also includes a stocking rod. People will use the rod to decorate seasonally to hold dried flowers, quilts, and other decorations.
SIZE: 9in Tall x 9in Deep x 81in Long
It weighs about 225lbs.
There is a little room to cut shorter, but we don't have a board stretcher.
Over the course of 100 years, the beams have dried down over time. Any cracking, twisting, or shrinking that they might do is now clearly visible.
Shipping will run $250 via Truck Freight. This will require some folks on the receiving end to remove from the truck and bring inside.
This exact piece is available immediately. Other ones in different sizes can usually be produced within a couple of weeks.
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