Timeless Maine Craftsmanship.

Hand-Hewn Beams, Mantels, and Live-Edge Cutting Boards.

Maine Hand-Hewn Mantels and Beams

I hand-hew round trees into square beams using only an axe.

Hand-Hewn Mantels and Beams

  • Hand-Hewn Dressed Mantel - Pine with Boiled Linseed Oil #003
    Hand-Hewn Dressed Mantel - Pine with Boiled Linseed Oil #003
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    $165.00
  • Hand-Hewn Mantel - White Pine in Ebony and Dark Brown Finish with Joinery #010
    Hand-Hewn Mantel - White Pine in Ebony and Dark Brown Finish with Joinery #010
    Regular price
    $299.00
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    $299.00
  • Hand-Hewn Dressed Mantel - Hemlock, Boiled Linseed Oil #009
    Hand-Hewn Dressed Mantel - Hemlock, Boiled Linseed Oil #009
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    $130.00
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    $130.00
  • Hand-Hewn Dressed Mantel - White Pine, Mahogany Stain/Poly #008
    Hand-Hewn Dressed Mantel - White Pine, Mahogany Stain/Poly #008
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    $188.00
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    $188.00
  • Hand-Hewn Dressed Mantel - Red Oak, Boiled Linseed Oil and Poly #007
    Hand-Hewn Dressed Mantel - Red Oak, Boiled Linseed Oil and Poly #007
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    $110.00
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    $110.00
  • Hand-Hewn Reclaimed Barn Beam Mantel - Hemlock, Natural Patina #006
    Hand-Hewn Reclaimed Barn Beam Mantel - Hemlock, Natural Patina #006
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    $449.00
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    $449.00
  • Hand-Hewn Mantel - Spalted White Pine with Boiled Linseed Oil #005
    Hand-Hewn Mantel - Spalted White Pine with Boiled Linseed Oil #005
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    $350.00
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    $350.00
  • Hand-Hewn Dressed Mantel - Pine with Boiled Linseed Oil #004
    Hand-Hewn Dressed Mantel - Pine with Boiled Linseed Oil #004
    Regular price
    $165.00
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    $165.00
  • Hand-Hewn Mantel - Cedar with Pine Stain #002
    Hand-Hewn Mantel - Cedar with Pine Stain #002
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    $210.00
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    $210.00
  • Hand-Hewn Mantel - White Pine with Golden Oak Finish #001
    Hand-Hewn Mantel - White Pine with Golden Oak Finish  #001
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    $190.00
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    $190.00

The Acadia Collection

Sea and land. Tree and shore. A study in contrasts.

The Acadia Collection - from $49.99

  • Live-Edge Maple Charcuterie Board - Acadia Collection
    Live-Edge Maple Charcuterie Board - Acadia Collection
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    $59.99
  • Birdseye Maple and Jade Resin Cutting Board 2 - Acadia Collection
    Birdseye Maple and Jade Resin Cutting Board 2 - Acadia Collection
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    $49.99
  • Birdseye Maple and Jade Resin Cutting Board 1 - Acadia Collection
    Birdseye Maple and Jade Resin Cutting Board 1 - Acadia Collection
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    $49.99
  • Live-Edge Birdseye Maple Charcuterie Board - Acadia Collection
    Live-Edge Birdseye Maple Charcuterie Board - Acadia Collection
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    $79.99
  • Live-Edge Maple Cutting Board 3 - Acadia Collection
    Live-Edge Maple Cutting Board 3 - Acadia Collection
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    $49.99
  • Live-Edge Maple Cutting Board 2 - Acadia Collection
    Live-Edge Maple Cutting Board 2 - Acadia Collection
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    $49.99
  • Live-Edge Maple Cutting Board - Acadia Collection
    Live-Edge Maple Cutting Board - Acadia Collection
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    $49.99

A Brief History of Hand-Hewing

  • Hand-Hewing Process

  • Or, how to turn a round tree into a square beam using only an axe. (Photos by Brian Threlkeld)
  • Marking ends and running chalk lines.

  • Hewing to the line.

  • Jogging out billets between cuts.

  • Smoothing with broad axe.

  • Keep craft alive.

Hand-Hewing Process

Or, how to turn a round tree into a square beam using only an axe. (Photos by Brian Threlkeld)

Marking ends and running chalk lines.

Hewing to the line.

Jogging out billets between cuts.

Smoothing with broad axe.

Keep craft alive.

  • Live-Edge Hard Maple

  • (L-R) Minimalist, Paddle, Cheese
  • Live-Edge Hard Maple Boards

  • Cheese Board
  • Live-Edge Hard Maple

  • Cutting Board (Paddle)
  • Live-Edge Hard Maple

  • Cutting Board (Classic)
  • Live-Edge Hard Maple

  • Cutting Board (Minimalist)
  • Live-Edge Hard Maple

  • Cutting Board (Minimalist)

Live-Edge Hard Maple

(L-R) Minimalist, Paddle, Cheese

Live-Edge Hard Maple Boards

Cheese Board

Live-Edge Hard Maple

Cutting Board (Paddle)

Live-Edge Hard Maple

Cutting Board (Classic)

Live-Edge Hard Maple

Cutting Board (Minimalist)

Live-Edge Hard Maple

Cutting Board (Minimalist)
  • Honoring our Customers

  • One Hand-Crafted Item at a Time

Honoring our Customers

One Hand-Crafted Item at a Time

Our Values:

Craftsmanship, Sustainability, Generosity, Hospitality.

Steve Smith, Owner of Renaissance Timber, LLC

Hand-hewing tools: Broad Axe, Axe, Iron Dogs.

Location

Contact Info and Hours:

renaissancetimberllc@gmail.com
207-370-5205 (Google Voice)

278 Tuttle Road
Cumberland, Maine

By appointment only:

Mon - Fri, 1pm - 6pm
Saturday, 9am - 1pm
Sunday, Closed

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