Enhance your fireplace with a Hand Hewn reclaimed wood mantel beam. Unique and visually interesting, our rustic mantels showcase axe marks and natural weathering. Perfect for creating conversations and adding a touch of history to your home. Choose from reclaimed wood beams sourced from the Mid-West to Alabama.
A Hand Hewn mantel describes how round timbers 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. A hand hewn mantel has the tell-tale axe marks which give them a rustic look and the beautiful natural patina only over a century of natural weathering can impart.
If you're looking for the most unique and visually interesting reclaimed wood fireplace mantel beam that creates conversations, then we recommend going with a reclaimed Hand Hewn mantel beam. Every axe mark tells the story of a settler from 3 or more 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.