Where to Buy Reclaimed Wood Mantels
Reclaimed wood mantels add character and charm to any fireplace, but it can be tricky to find them in stores.
Here are some places to look for reclaimed wood mantels near you:
Salvage Yards: Salvage yards are great places to find reclaimed wood mantels. They often have a large selection of vintage and reclaimed items, including wood mantels. Check out local salvage yards or search online for "architectural salvage yards" in your area.
Antique Stores: Antique stores may also have reclaimed wood mantels for sale. They often have a variety of antique and vintage items, including architectural salvage. Check out local antique stores or search online for antique stores in your area.
Online Marketplaces: Online marketplaces like Etsy, eBay, Amazon, and Craigslist can also be great places to find reclaimed wood mantels. You can search for specific types of wood, sizes, and styles. Just be sure to read reviews and check the seller's ratings before making a purchase. Beware of marketplaces though; you'll want to know the provenance of the material and if it's been fumigated amongst other crucial factors.
Custom Woodworking Shops: If you can't find the perfect reclaimed wood mantel, consider working with a custom woodworking shop. They can create a custom mantel to your exact specifications using reclaimed wood or new wood that has been distressed to look reclaimed. Choosing reclaimed is the point here though. Going with new wood made to look old isn't exactly authentic and may not age as intended. If going with new wood make sure the moisture content has been dropped down so you won't be facing warping or additional cracking in the future.
One thing to note when considering a reclaimed wood mantel from an architectural salvage or antique store; you may find the perfect mantel but know ahead of time that you get what you get and may be limited in installation. This will be a mantel that's already been mounted as and used as a mantel and more than likely an ornate fireplace surround rather than a mantel beam.
No matter where you choose to buy your reclaimed wood mantel, make sure you buy authentic American reclaimed wood from a reputable seller. In a sea of selection and unknown resellers, go with the big names who focus on authentic origin when in doubt.
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Be sure to measure your fireplace carefully and take note of any special installation requirements. With a little bit of patience and creativity, you can find the perfect reclaimed wood mantel for your home. Here's a illustration we hope you find helpful:
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