My custom fireplace mantels give the appearance of a heavy, solid beam but are finely crafted, hollow boxes.  This allows for installation on just about any type of wall - even if you do not have existing supports for a mantel.  It can even be cut to fit over a tiered stone or brick mantel.

I personally hand craft each mantel out of thick planks of furniture grade hardwoods (Alder, White Oak, Cherry or Walnut) and bevel cut ALL edges to look like a solid beam.  All dimensions can be customized and I offer several levels of finishes from a silky smooth finish, to subtle textures and of course the aged, rustic style, full of character.

I also provide installation for my mantels.  Most have to be scribed to the wall for a good fit (sometimes even drywall).  I try to keep transitions around 1/16"-1/8" for most surfaces, but stone will have a little more variation.  Once installed, my mantels are extremely sturdy and will easily support 100+ pounds of weight.  If you are doing a remodel, my mantels are typically installed at the end but I may need stud measurements if it is going over tile or a thin stone veneer.

Custom Mantel Pricing  Knotty Alder mantels range $600-$1000, for standard sizes (72" or less) while mantels made from other wood species, unique sizes and shapes, or corbels can run $800-$1500.  Installations generally range $250-$450.  I provide an in-home consultation for measuring, sample viewing, color selection and a quote.  You will also have the opportunity to select the face board of the mantel, if you prefer.  No deposit is required on mantel only projects.

Custom Beams   I occasionally will take on a ceiling beam project.  Since I work alone, I do have to assess each project to see what is possible.

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