What are rustic fireplace mantels? Simply made fireplace mantels from salvaged live edge redwood, juniper logs, and reclaimed barn wood beams. All ethically sourced from the Pacific Northwest allows us to produce one of a kind shelves. We also offer rustic fireplace mantel, most any size. The saying we have is if we do not have the size you need, we can try to find it. Yes, we also offer custom-built fireplace mantel designs and hand-forged fireplace tools. Also, we work with a colonial-style blacksmith, an antler artist, and other local handcrafters. Because this gives us diversity and the ability to offer additional rustic furniture options, a fireplace mantel will make or break the way a room feels. So choosing the correct piece is essential. Because of so many options, let’s see if we can help walk through the options we offer in rustic fireplace mantels.
Rustic fireplace mantels
Some of the most popular being the wood slab mantels. This style can be found in salvaged old-growth redwood, black walnut, oak, and maple, although thick hardwood mantels are not typical. We mainly offer redwood and maple. We source all of our Redwood mantels from logs and root systems left behind on the forest floor by the turn of the century loggers. Also, we use big leaf maple logs as mantels. The wood slabs can have a live edge or not.
Rustic wood beams
We like to stay true to the natural wood. We also use a hand-rubbed finish on our mantels. You are allowing us to bring out the natural beauty of the wood. We commonly use a matte finish but can as finish with a high gloss finish if you choose. Many of our rustic fireplace mantels feature highly figured wood grain patterns and gnarly natural raw edges. So if a wood slab fireplace mantel fits your home decor style, we look forward to working with you. You can see our current finished rustic fireplace mantels by visiting
Juniper log mantel
Furthermore, the second most popular is our Juniper log mantel. They also refer to as twisted juniper. They have an array of colors of creamy white to reddish-brown and black. Some will have a corkscrew look like a log twisted during its growing years. They may also have gnarly knots and deep crevasses with costly color tone transitions. We commonly mill these mantels with a flat top and back: too easy mounting and a flat display shelf.
Reclaimed wood mantel
We also use reclaimed wood beams salvaged from old barns and other buildings. They make magnificent fireplace mantels, and feature circle saw marks or hand-hewn makes. The most common color is brown, but if exposed to sunlight, they will turn gray. As a result of being part of a building, they will have mortise and tenon joints with hand-carved wood dowels because this style rustic fireplace mantel is classic and looks great in many home decors. You can use corbels to mount this style fireplace mantel or mount as if it is floating.
Driftwood mantels are elegant and straightforward, but some of the most unique. These are brown to gray color tones. But not all driftwood makes an excellent fireplace mantel. Because our most common is from a redwood root that ended up in rivers and the ocean, we take special care in milling a flat back and top shelf and maximizing the uniqueness of the driftwood as a mantel.
Custom rustic fireplace mantels
If you are in the market for a fireplace mantel, whether in new construction or updating an existing shelf, give us a call or email. If you are in the Nashville, TN area, please stop by our studio and say hi. Also, you can check out our rustic style rustic furniture designed and built by custom furniture maker and Kelly Maxwell. Consequently, the mantels on this page are examples of past projects. To see our current inventory visit the store online. If you do not see a size or style, you like to contact us as we always have unfinished mantels available.