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 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" for most surfaces, but rough 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.

New options include hidden access to electrical boxes and flush mount metal plating on the bottom when mounting too close to the firebox (min. 12" spacing is recommended for standard installs).  

Custom Mantel Pricing  Knotty Alder mantels range $600-$1200, for standard sizes, while mantels made from other wood species, unique sizes and shapes, or corbels can run $800-$1600+.  Installations generally range $300-$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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