Hand-Hewn Dressed Mantel - Red Oak, Boiled Linseed Oil and Poly #007
Hand-Hewn Dressed Mantel - Red Oak, Boiled Linseed Oil and Poly #007
Hand-Hewn Dressed Mantel - Red Oak, Boiled Linseed Oil and Poly #007

Hand-Hewn Dressed Mantel - Red Oak, Boiled Linseed Oil and Poly #007

Regular price
$110.00
Sale price
$110.00

This mantel was sourced sustainably in January 2019 from an old sawn barn beam reclaimed in North Yarmouth, Maine, that I then hand-hewed with an axe, hence the "dressed" aspect. It measures 4"x4.5"x60" and is finished with Boiled Linseed Oil and a coat of poly.

While water-powered sawmills existed in New England as early as 1630 (in Berwick, Maine), hand-hewing large beams was a technique favored by many American craftsmen to frame out barns and buildings: structures that have stood the test of time and borne patiently the worst of summer's blistering heat and New England's unkind winters. Today, I use exactly the same tools and techniques as 17th- and 18th-century Maine craftsmen to create classic beams and mantels: timbers that will transform your family's favorite space into a showcase for generations to come.

While I don't provide hardware for mounting, here's a helpful link for how to hang a large mantel: 

https://antiquewoodworks.com/fireplace-mantel-installation-tips/

***Please note that shipping usually runs between $70-$90 for mantels, calculated at checkout. I can only ship beams and mantels to the continental U.S. If you need a beam or mantel shipped elsewhere, please email or call me so we can work out logistics.***