$529.97 – $1,121.97
Our hand hewn beam fireplace mantels add a touch of natural beauty and rustic charm to your home. Each hand hewn mantel is a unique piece of history dating from the early 1700's through early 1900's, featuring knots, axe marks, and textures that cannot be replicated with modern methods. Expertly crafted and finished by hand, our hand hewn beam fireplace mantels offer a sustainable and timeless way to transform your fireplace into the biggest conversation piece in your home!
Our hand hewn beam authentic reclaimed fireplace mantels will add a touch of natural beauty and rustic charm to your home. Each hand hewn beam mantel will be made from genuine reclaimed wood carefully selected for its unique character and history.
Hand hewing is a traditional method of shaping round logs into square beams using an axe to create a distinctive texture and appearance. The results are a mantel with a one-of-a-kind look, featuring history, unique knots, axe marks, and textures that cannot be replicated with modern methods.
Our hand hewn beam fireplace mantels are available in a range of sizes, allowing you to choose the perfect match for your space. Each mantel is expertly finished by hand ensuring a high-quality product that lasts a lifetime.
In addition to their rustic charm, our hand hewn beam fireplace mantels are a sustainable and environmentally friendly choice. Furthermore, by using reclaimed wood, we bring new life to old materials, reducing waste and preserving our natural resources.
Transform your fireplace into a focal point with the authentic and rustic charm of our hand hewn beam fireplace mantels. Each mantel is a unique piece of history adding warmth and character to your home.
Naturally finished hand hewn beam and heavy duty mounting bracket. The back of the hand hewn will be routed out in the back and pre-drilled for the bracket. Mounting the mantel is simple!
Characteristics Checking- a “check” is usually a long crack that appears parallel to the grain as the sapwood shrinks around the heartwood (the center of the tree) during the drying process. CHECKS IN RECLAIMED WOOD HAPPENED DECADES OR CENTURIES AGO! Checking does not affect the structural properties of a piece of wood, it adds character and rustic appeal to your project!
Knots - knots in wood are where the base of a tree branch met the tree trunk, interrupting the flow of the grain pattern. The knot is where the branch was cut off. Knots display round dark areas, some are solid and some can fall out partially or completely.
Worm Holes/Markings - Lyctus beetles occur only in hardwoods, especially species such as pecan, hickory, ash and oaks—where they feed only on sapwood. Females lay their eggs in the relatively large pores these hardwoods contain. Our Mantels are treated to prevent any future powder-post beetle activity.
Nail Holes - distinct markings where nails penetrated the surface of the wood. All of our products are denailed to the absolute best of our ability.
Hewing/Axe Markings - derived from the word hew which means To make or shape with or as if with an axe In woodworking, hewing is the process of converting a log from its rounded natural form into lumber (timber) with more or less flat surfaces using primarily an axe. It is an ancient method, and before the advent of the industrial-era type of sawmills, it was a standard way of squaring up wooden beams for timber framing.
Checking (a natural characteristic of wood), knots, nail holes, hewing/axe marks, mortise pockets and worm holes.
Almost all Hand Hewn Mantels have Checking and Mortise Pockets, and ALL have Axe Markings.
Available sizes include 6 to 8 inch thickness (approximately) by 6 to 8 inch depth (approximately). Lengths are available from 48 to 84 inches (custom sizes available).
Thickness and depth sometimes vary up to 1 inch**.
If you order more than one we do our best to match if requested. Simply contact us with your custom requests!
Images shown of these hand hewn beams are only a representation of the pieces received. Due to the nature and origin of this material, your pieces may differ slightly. All of our Hand Hewn Beam Fireplace Mantels are treated to prevent any future powder-post beetle activity.
Modern Timber Craft is not responsible for mantel shelf installation. Seek guidance from a licensed professional before affixing shelf to wall surface. Installation may require more than the hardware provided. Always make sure your shelf is properly secured to the wall before leaving unattended.
48 inches, 54 inches, 60 inches, 66 inches, 72 inches, 78 inches, 84 inches
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6" x 6" (approximately), 7" x 7" (approximately), 8" x 8" (approximately)