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 and offer both a distressed, farmhouse look or a modern smooth finish. All edges and ends are bevel cut to look like a solid beam.
Custom Mantels typically run $600-$800 (including installation) and I will provide an in-home consultation for measuring, sample viewing and color selection. Custom mantels can be made any size, or shape, and can be made from any type of wood including Knotty or Clear Alder, White Oak, and Walnut. Custom Corbels are also available!
Spec Mantels A spec mantel will be made of distressed Knotty Alder and limited to the sizes below. Installation is available but not included in this pricing. I simply need the size and a color choice to place an order (see Finishes page). No deposit is needed and you are not obligated to purchase until you see the finished product.
Spec mantel pricing in distressed, Knotty Alder wood (all measurements are actual, not nominal):
48-57" Length 6.5" x 6" | $350 8.5" x 5.5" | $425
58-69" Length 6.5" x 6" | $425 8.5" x 5.5" | $500
70-79" Length 6.5" x 6" | $500 8.5" x 5.5" | $575
I can have a spec mantel ready in about 2-3 weeks. Self installation is possible, but professional installation is recommended for brick and stone surfaces.
Ceiling Beams I can also make hollow ceiling beams to cover existing structures or add new character to your home. Pricing runs $50-$75 per foot in Knotty Alder plus install. Please contact me for more info.