Mantles are one of the things we have been doing the longest here at the mill. We get to process much of our own material from the tree, which enables us to make the most of the material we have. We tend to choose pieces with lots of character and knots because the majority of the mantles we make are Live Edge.
Live Edge is the face of the tree, the outside, where the bark would be if it were still living. This style can have lots of character and knots, or pitted with worm holes, or be fairly uniform. We typically have customers come and select the specific piece they want. We have even had several customers bring their own log to have us turn into a mantle. We also do shelves and bar-tops in these styles and welcome your ideas for your perfect accent piece.
If you like the rustic looks, and don't mind some settling and cracking, then mantles are one of the things we recommend installing or using green material for. However, we do keep a good stock of material on hand for mantles, shelves, and bar tops so that we can offer you a more stable and predictable product.
We also offer Rough Sawn mantles which we sand so that the saw marks really become the main feature. Saw marks are the circular marks left from sawing with our circle saw mill. This style is becoming rarer these days since most mills have gone away from a circle saw.
If Rustic isn't really your thing we also provide a wide variety of styles, including modern, farmhouse, craftsman, and contemporary. If you have a project in mind give us a call or send us an email. I'm positive that we can make your project come to life.
We can complete every part of this project, or if you'd like to get you hands dirty, you can do the sanding and finishing. We also do installs from time to time, depending on where you are located. If you're working with a builder. they may prefer to finish and install it for consistency and easier timing.
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