Antique wood beams salvaged from barns and factories make for beautifully rustic fireplace mantels. These antique timbers add a certain charm and coziness to any interior. The age of these beams and their long history tells a lot about their sturdiness and reliability. The rough sawn and hand hewn techniques used to build these beams a century ago adds character that cannot be found in new wood. Originally serving as structural supports in barns and factory floors, these timbers are massive so our fabricators sometimes hollow out the beams to make them easier to move and install without sacrificing the beauty of the antique wood. Your mantel can be solid or hollow, rough sawn or hand hewn — really whatever you wish!