Oak Barn Beam Mantel, 49" Reclaimed Wood Mantel, Floating Mantel, Fireplace Mantel, Rustic Mantel, Hand Hewn Mantel, Barnwood Mantel
Authentic hand hewn red oak barn timber. This piece has two mortise holes that were hand cut to receive cross timbers. Wooden nails, called trunnels, that were used to hold these massive joints together are still in place. They are more evidence of the hard work that went into every piece of wood in an old barn. Home Depot just didn't do rural delivery back then.
8 high x 7.5" deep x 49" long
Available with or without pictured iron brackets
Sanded with multiple grits of sandpaper to a smooth feel but not too much so as not to remove the beautiful, aged patina and rustic characteristics. This is a rustic grade piece with no varnish or polyurethane.
There are many ways to install this mantel. It is quite heavy, around 50 pounds. The underside face has been planed smooth for brackets.
Can be installed in many ways. Use our brackets, source your own or here is good resource for invisible floating brackets:
Ships free of charge via UPS anywhere in the continental US.
Those in Hawaii, Alaska and US territories please contact us for a shipping quote.
A HISTORY OF OUR WOOD
Our lumber is trimmed from massive hand-hewn beams salvaged from pioneer barns and cabins in Wisconsin and Iowa. Amish crews disassemble the barns and salvage as much as they can.
Most of these barns were in use for over 100 years and saw farming change from horsepower to diesel power. As farming culture changed so too did the buildings that support it. Our wood was cut from old growth trees in the 18th and 19th century by hand saw and ax, then shaped by hand with adzes and muscle. We try to present as much of that old effort as we can.
Each piece is unique and has its own story and history. Like all reclaimed, upcycled, repurposed and recycled products there are flaws and cracks, axe marks and knotholes.
It's not Ikea®. It’s Spoken Wood.