Brace Yourself: Mantel Season is Here

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That’s right RAW fans. We’re full steam ahead into mantel season and we’re churning them out left and right for our customers. 

Before it gets too late to get your own, you’re going to want to give us a call and order yours. But first, there’s a few things to consider and know before we can even help you out. 


We can’t tell you how many times we get asked, “how much does a mantel cost?” Fun Fact – mantels vary based on size. If you don’t have your exact dimensions, we can’t give you a cost. Take measurements and know what your ideal size is. If you’re struggling to figure out what that ideal size is, use some cardboard and make a mock mantel. That will be a great starting point and guide in finding the size for you. 

Hand Hewn or Rough Sawn

Hand hewn wood beams are hand cut using a broad axe and adze to square the timber on its sides to the custom fitting of each beam on site. The craftsmanship of hand hewn beams is second to none. Hand hewn beams have a rich, rustic aesthetic that antique lovers admire, letting the lumber’s history speak for itself.

Hand Hewn

Hand Hewn

Rough sawn lumber is when the wood is cut to size with a circular saw leaving a rough surface. Rough sawn wood has a less-rustic look when compared to hand hewn beams, and provides a cleaner antique aesthetic.

Rough Sawn

Rough Sawn

Those are the basics. We can go on more, but these are the most important factors you need to know before placing an order for a mantel. Inspirational pictures are always helpful. You can find mantels of all kind throughout our website, but Pinterest is always a gold mine for some wooden gems. 

When you have all your info collected and your inspirational photos ready to share, give us a call!