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 personally 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 either a rustic, farmhouse look or a smooth modern finish to fit your home's style.
Custom Mantels Knotty Alder mantels range $650-$1100, installed, for standard sizes (72" or less) while mantels with other wood species, unique sizes and shapes, or corbels run $800-$1500, installed. I provide an in-home consultation for measuring, sample viewing, color selection and a quote. No deposit or payment is required until you see the final product.
Ceiling Beams (limited) I can make hollow ceiling beams to cover existing structures or add new character to your home. Ballpark pricing is about $100-$120 per foot in distressed Knotty Alder. Please contact me for more info and availability.