RUSTIC LOG AND TIMBER MANTELS LLC
438 Balsam Road, Crystal Falls, MI 49920 | Phone: 906-822-0112
RUSTIC FIREPLACE MANTELS AND LOG MANTELS BY BEST OF NATURE
The rustic fireplace mantels and log fire place mantels by Best of Nature give you a large selection of fireplace mantel designs and many options.
Wood fireplace mantels are carefully crafted by hand, utilizing many of the same hand tools used from the late 1700-early 1900’s! Antique hand held drawknives, mallets, chisels and more are still in use, crafting Natures best into a beautiful rustic wood fireplace mantel shelf. No machines will ever match the natural beauty and smooth, drawknife textured finish of a handcrafted rustic log or timber beam mantel shelf!
Your rustic timber or log mantel choices include the Rustic Fireplace Mantel (RFM log mantel style) the Hand Hewn Timber Beam Mantel (HTB style) the Rustic Naturewoods Mantel Shelf (RWM) styles, and the Timberwoods original reclaimed wood mantels.
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Log mantels by Best of Nature are completely handcrafted, leaving a beautiful rustic finish to adorn the log mantel.Shown below is the Hand-Hewn Timber Beam (HTB Style) timber mantel. Personalize your fireplace and rustic home furnishings by adding a Best of Nature mantel!
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Fireplace mantels by Best of Nature are available in many sizes, species, and lengths. Shown below are handcrafted Naturewoods mantels. This mantle design features a rustic round log front profile, with a surface smooth top, and and hewn or smooth bottom. Custom sizes always availableContact our staff for prices and optional features of the various log mantel designs. These options can include: fireplace mantel and surrounds, custom wood mantels, and more!Contact our staff for prices and optional features of the various log mantel designs. These options can include: fireplace mantel and surrounds, custom wood mantels, and more!
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The Timber Woods fireplace mantels by Best of Nature are original mantels made from reclaimed antique wood, the same as our hand hewn timber (HTB style) mantels. Most of these have been recovered from structures dating back from the 1810 to early 1900 time frame and are the original timbers and original surfaces. The top side is surfaced and sanded smooth for a level surface. Seldom was any electricity available in the days these timbers were made for constructing buildings, so accents such as notches(open or filled), even wood pegs can exist. These were all made by human hand and hand held tools. Some hewing accents, scribe lines, insect markings, and the cracks or checks (some small, some larger) do remain from age. These can add character and accents.
Rustic log fireplace mantels and the antique wood timber mantels are
available in various sizes and lengths.
A) Rustic Fireplace Mantel (RFM Style): Our beautiful handcrafted log mantel, with naturally occurring colors, more pronounced characteristics, knots and grain patterns. Average dimensions are 7-10’’ tall and 7-10’’ deep. Based on final size needed, costs can average $339-$427+ for 4' - 4' 6" up to $688-$862 for 7' - 8' lengths, depending on final length and mantel shelf size.
B) Hand Hewn Timber Beam Mantels (HTB Style): This antique mantel style is approx. 6 - 6½”+ tall and 7½ - 9” average depths. Larger and smaller mantel stock always available. Costs average $324-$768+ for 4’-8’ lengths, and depending on the final height/depth and amount of character. Mantels can feature various hand hewn/timber frame accents such as existing notches (filled or open), & pegs from buildings built in the 1800’s. Clear stock (without existing accents) also available. Call us at 906-822-0112 for prices on custom size you may need.
C) Naturewoods Rustic Mantel Shelves: This style is a beautiful medium between a log and timber mantel beam design. The front face is the handcrafted rustic round surface, with a smooth top. Custom sizes and lengths are always available, as with all styles. Price ranges average $364-$688 +/- for 4-8’ lengths. Dimensions in height, depths and lengths are very flexible.
D) Timberwoods Reclaimed Original Mantels: This style is also pretty rustic with some original markings, and notches or pegs can be a common feature. Many possibilities exist relative to custom sizes, color tones, and even at times, clear stock(without notches/pegs, etc.).Prices do vary based on overall height, depths and lengths, plus we always offer custom sizes! Click here to view this style
Other wood species such as fir, reclaimed timbers, spruce, and more are always available.
How to order your Rustic Fireplace Mantel
2) Review the available options. These may include the lower log or timber corbels, or other details.
For attaching corbels to the mantel, we take time to dialogue with you on the best placement, as they are scribed and fitted into the mantel bottom by a notching process. Visit CORBELS webpage for various options and profiles if you may want to add corbels to your mantel. Open or filled notches and pegs are a popular request. See them on the Hewn Timber Mantels page.
3) Prefinishing services: some customers like to finish the mantels themselves. Others want their mantle finished so upon it‘s arrival, is ready for installation. Finishing costs will vary based on the mantel size and options (if corbels are added). The hand hewn timber beam mantels and our log sytle mantels are available with colored stains and clear topcoats. Once the mantel is ready for the staining, we can email a color chip for your confirmation of 3-6 stain color choices. Average costs will range $78-$164 depending on length and mantel options selected. Finishes are hand-applied for a smoother finish. We strive for a professional furniture grade finish!
4) Packaging/Crating: We ship all over the United
States-coast to coast! For shipping a mantel, we won’t take any
chances for drops or dings/ dents that could occur during transit, and
damage the wooden mantels. The mantel is securely wrapped in a thick
cardboard wrap, and then a plywood crate is built to fully protect all
contents inside. We are proud of the fact we have shipped mantels all
over the U.S. and other countries without any damages or claims!
5) When you are prepared to order your log mantel, contact us at 906-822-0112 to discuss your needs and ideas. Visit the log fireplace mantel inventory page to view current Log and Naturewoods mantels. Or you can visit the Timberwoods Original Reclaimed Mantels page to review inventory available. These will show you the full spectrum of sizes, characteristics, etc. to help you visualize which rustic log mantel to choose for your fireplace.
6) We have Lay-Away Plans for those of you who wish to secure a price and a scheduled production date. The Lay-away plan is for those of you who need material in a 1½ - 3 month time window, and allows you to select a mantel prior to your needed delivery dates.
"From the very first
contact, we where treated
like friends rather than
"The mantel is just
beautiful! I can't say enough about how all went along without a hitch;
from start to finish. You followed through on each task you
committed to. We thank you for the guidance and the beautiful
"Countree Living provided us
with so many choices, and helped us through every part of the decision
process. Accommodating us for a visit to the workshop was most
helpful. We feel your staff was a major role in our house
"We received our mantel, and
we were extremely pleased! It's exactly what we where hoping
for. You really did a wonderful job and I appreciate it very
much. A true work of art. Thank you!"
"Your staff went the extra
mile to help us. Our mantel turned out better than we had
expected! It is the most beautiful thing in our house, and more
than worth every dollar we spent."
"As an architectural
design/build firm, we found that with your unique products and business
approach, our homes are one of a kind.
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