Collection: Hand Hewn Reclaimed Barnwood Mantel Beams

A Hand Hewn mantel (or Rough Hewn mantel) describes how round timbers that were dimensioned with hand tools such as axes and adzes in order to convert round tree logs into dimensional lumber.

There are wide textural differences in reclaimed wood mantels. Our hand hewn mantels have the tell-tale axe marks which give them a rustic feel and the beautiful natural patina only over a century of natural weathering can imbue. If you're looking for the most unique and visually interesting reclaimed wood fireplace mantel beam then we recommend going with a reclaimed Hand Hewn mantel beam. Every axe mark tells the story of a settler or farmer from 5 or 6 generations ago and the struggle they went through to build a life and home in the isolated frontier. Most of our reclaimed wood beams come from The Mid-West, from the Great Lakes down to Alabama. 

For nearly 20 years, we've scoured the US for barns and century old historic structures scheduled for demolition and which will likely end up in a landfill. We intervene and recover the barn wood and corral boards to create new architectural components that pay homage to their origins while providing another century of stunning service. We're not cutting down trees by using new wood, and we're not "distressing" new wood to make it look old. We're using century old wood, aged by the elements over generations, from structures that are already or are about to be demolished. Without people like us buying this material (and you for buying it from us) this material would end up in a bonfire or the landfill.

It doesn't get better than this. All of our reclaimed barnwood mantel beams include:

  • Hand picked from our own, on-site 30,000sf reclaimed barn wood beam inventory
  • Done: De-nailed
  • Done: Nylon brushed to soften the texture to the touch
  • Done: Back-side skim cut for flush wall mounting
  • Done: Kiln dried
  • Done: Fumigated (10x more than required for termites)
  • No Charge Upon Request: Mortise pockets patched upon request unless already done
  • No Charge Upon Request: Power-washed (removes some patina)

    For nearly 20 years, we've scoured the US for barns and century old historic structures scheduled for demolition and which will likely end up in a landfill. We intervene and recover the barn wood and corral boards to create new architectural components that pay homage to their origins while providing another century of stunning service. We're not cutting down trees by using new wood, and we're not "distressing" new wood to make it look old. We're using century old wood, aged by the elements over generations, from structures that are already or are about to be demolished. Without people like us buying this material (and you for buying it from us) this material would end up in a bonfire or the landfill.

    Hand Hewn reclaimed wood beams describe timbers that were dimensioned with hand tools such as an axe to convert round tree logs into dimensional lumber.

    You can purchase your Hand Hewn reclaimed fireplace mantel below, and it will ship by the next business day.

    Reclaimed wood material texture range

    For beams that are more angular, have what may described as a cleaner look to them you should view our Rough Sawn fireplace mantel beams here.

    If you are needing a reclaimed fireplace mantel but have exacting dimensions or weight constraints then you might be best served by choosing a hollow box beam. We have an entire division dedicated to only building custom box beams. For box beams, visit our Box Beam Collection site here.

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    Our reclaimed barnwood mantels are of wood that is over a century old, and has the old growth tight grain visible in our resawn corbels, and the unmistakable patina in our rough sawn and hand hewn varieties.

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