This is one of the few reclaimed barn beam mantels I have for sale. This particular beam is from a Massachusetts barn c. 1800. Since the tree itself was around 150 years old when it was harvested, this means the tree was born around the same time as Sir Isaac Newton. It measures roughly 7"x8"x77". Joinery marks indicate that this was a floor beam used to support joists. I am happy to finish this by sanding it lightly and adding a coat of poly. If you'd like me to do this, email or call me to discuss.
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:
***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.***