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Reclaimed Barn Wood Fireplace Mantel Shelves - 4x8

Starting at $235.97

Our 4x8 Fireplace Mantel Shelves can be used above a fireplace as a mantel or as stand alone floating shelves. Each piece is unique and variations will apply. Each and every piece is taken from barns dating from the late 1700's through the early 1900's. Some have original hand hewing, circle saw markings, knots, nail holes and other markings. These are designed to utilize bracket mounting hardware that is included with the piece. Each piece is routed out in the back so the bracket plates are embedded into the wood and the piece fits flush against the wall. Please note that corbels shown in the main image are NOT included but can be purchased separately.

The holes for the brackets are NOT pre-drilled since they need to be anchored into your studs or other fixed surface so you will need to measure where your studs are and have the holes drilled appropriately.

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You are looking at our 4x8 Reclaimed Barn Wood Rustic Floating Fireplace Mantel Shelf. Make this authentic old growth barn wood shelf a perfect focal point of your living room or great room. Each and every shelf is unique with many grain variations, knots, worm holes, nail holes,etc. The floating shelf comes with a hidden hanger and each piece is routed out precisely to properly fit the mounting hardware which IS INCLUDED. You will simply need to drill out holes in the back of the product. The holes should correspond with the bracket location on the walls. They require a 1/2" drill bit.

Images shown are a representation of the piece you will receive - we can send you photos before we ship your item if you would like! Keep in mind, these are authentic reclaimed pieces of wood here, no two are the same!

Size: Thickness (varies) 3.5"-3.75"
Depth: 7-1/2"-8"
Width(s): 36" to 96" (custom sizes available)

Finishing: We offer a finished piece, which is finished with a boiled linseed oil mixture. We also offer an unfinished option, which you can leave as is, stain it yourself, or seal it with some sort of poly or shellac.

Cut ends: Finished to blend in

Special traits: Reclaimed, Rustic, Solid, Barn Wood

Installation: Mounting hardware is provided with this piece. The product has been routed out to receive the brackets. ***Installation may require more than just the provided hardware. Always use common sense and make sure your shelf is properly secured to the wall regardless of the provided hardware. ***

Custom requests: We can fulfill nearly any custom request from sizes, to colors to characteristics.

All of our materials comes from barns and other structures dating to the late 1700s through early 1900s in Pennsylvania and Eastern Maryland.

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36" W x 8"D x 3.75" H, 42" W x 8"D x 3.75" H, 48" W x 8"D x 3.75" H, 54" W x 8"D x 3.75" H, 60"W X 8"D X 3.75" H, 66" W x 8"D x 3.75" H, 72" W x 8"D x 3.75" H, 78" W x 8"D x 3.75" H, 84" W x 8"D x 3.75" H, 96" W x 8"D x 3.75" H


Oiled, Unfinished

The first settlers in America used materials on hand to construct buildings. Today, individuals love to make use of this reclaimed wood when building or remodeling a residence or office. The history of the piece adds to the ambiance of the area. The wood used in this manner comes from barns, stables, mills, and more, and many pieces are hundreds of years old. What makes this wood truly unique and highly coveted?

Reclaimed hand-hewn lumber pieces are truly one of a kind. The different species underwent decades of weathering and wear to obtain their current appearance. As a result, each piece is unique, and the wood varies by where it was first obtained. The settlers never discriminated when it came to the wood used for the structure, so a person could find many varieties of reclaimed wood all coming from the same region.

Additionally, reclaimed wood typically offers more variations that are no longer seen in wood species. For instance, as trees in the past were allowed to grow to their full height, the rings observed in this timber tend to be wider than seen in newer pieces. These pieces often have more knots and other markings that make the piece unique and give it charm. 

If a person is fortunate enough to know where the wood came from, the piece becomes an interesting topic of conversation. When someone asks about the hand-hewn lumber, the owner can not only explain what it is but also provide information on where it came from and what makes it special. That doesn’t happen with pieces that are mass produced today.
  • "Beautiful piece and looks great for the spot we purchased for"
    Christie Nuttall
  • "Great experience and beautiful product!
    Jessica L
  • "This is an incredible piece of wood. So much character. This was above and beyond my expectations — and they were high! Shipping took a little longer than I expected, but I did order during the holidays and the shop owner gave me updates on the shipping status. It was packaged well. Customer service was excellent! I sent pictures and descriptions of the mantel I was looking for and it was exactly what I requested. It’s perfect for the earthy, modern look of our home."
    Cassie H
  • "Such a gorgeous piece of wood. It’s always a bit worrisome to order a statement piece online, but this mantle exceeded my expectations"
    Kate Golden
  • "Awesome product! Great customer service and communication. Thanks"
    Marty Hearth
  • "Absolutely beautiful mantle! Customer service was hands down the best I have ever received on Etsy. He went above and beyond to make sure I got exactly what I wanted!"
    Nicole Collins

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Modern Timber Craft
401 E 4th St, Building 20
Bridgeport, PA 19405 USA
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