My custom fireplace mantels give the appearance of a solid piece of wood but only weigh 30-40 pounds because they are a finely crafted hollow box. This allows for installation on just about any type of wall - even if you do not have existing supports for a mantel. It also works very well to cover most stone and concrete mantels.
I hand make each mantel out of thick planks of furniture grade hardwoods (Alder, White Oak or Walnut) and miter cut ALL edges to look like a solid beam. I offer both a distressed, farmhouse look or a smooth modern finish.
Custom Mantels Knotty Alder mantels range $600-$1000, installed, for standard sizes (72" or less) while mantels with other wood species, unique sizes and shapes, or corbels run $800-$1500, installed. I will provide an in-home consultation for measuring, sample viewing, color selection and a quote. No payment is generally needed until you see the final product.
Ceiling Beams I can make hollow ceiling beams to cover existing structures or add new character to your home. Pricing runs $70-$90 per foot in distressed Knotty Alder plus install. Please contact me for more info.