FAQs – Barn Beam Mantels

Q – HOW LONG CAN YOU MAKE A MANTEL?

A – WE CAN MAKE MANTELS ANY LENGTH NEEDED. 

Q – WHAT DIMENSIONS DO YOU MAKE YOUR MANTELS?

A – WE MAKE MANTELS ANY SIZE NEEDED. WE HAVE AN ON SITE SAWMILL WHICH ENABLES

US TO RIP YOUR BEAM TO ANY THICKNESS AND ANY WIDTH YOU MAY NEED. WE CAN CUT YOUR

MANTEL AS THICK OR AS THIN AS YOU LIKE WITH GREAT PRECISION AND CLEAN LINES.

Q – WE ARE PLANNING TO PUT STONE ON OUR WALL AROUND OUR FIREPLACE MANTEL. SHOULD WE HANG OUR MANTEL BEFORE OR AFTER THE STONE WORK.

A – HANG YOUR MANTEL BEFORE YOUR STONE WORK BEGINS.

Q – HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HAVE A MANTEL MADE?

A – GENERALLY, YOUR MANTEL WILL TAKE 1-1/2 TO 2 WEEKS TO MAKE. THIS IS DUE TO VOLUME

GOING THROUGH OUR SHOP. IF YOU ABSOLUTELY NEED A RUSH, WE CAN HAVE IT READY FOR YOU SOONER. 

IF YOU ARE ORDERING A MANTEL WHICH IS A “WRAP AROUND” OR A “HOLLOW OUT” THE TIME MAY BE LONGER.

Q – DO YOU COME ON SITE TO MEASURE UP FOR A MANTEL?

A – IN GENERAL WE DON’T HAVE TO. WE CAN TELL YOU WHAT BASIC MEASUREMENTS TO TAKE AND CAN WORK WITH YOU OVER THE PHONE OR EMAIL TO DETERMINE WHAT THE PERFECT SIZED MANTEL WILL BE FOR YOU. 

Q – WHAT IS A “WRAP AROUND” OR A “HOLLOW OUT” MANTEL?

A – A WRAP AROUND MANTEL IS A MANTEL IS A THREE SIDED MANTEL. THIS TYPE OF MANTEL

IS COMMON WHERE A FIREPLACE IS BUILT OUT FROM THE MAIN WALL AND A THREE SIDED MANTEL

IS DESIRED. A HOLLOW OUT IS WHERE THE UNDER SIDE OF A MANTEL HAS TO BE HOLLOWED OUT IN ORDER TO ALLOW THE MANTEL TO SIT OVER AN EXISTING MANTEL OR BUILD OUT.

WE MAKE BOTH OF THESE COMPLEX STYLES OF MANTEL.

Q – DO YOU MAKE MANTELS WITH CORBELS?

A – YES, WE MAKE CORBELS.

Q – WHAT SPECIES OF WOOD DO YOU USE TO MAKE YOUR MANTELS?

A – WE PRIMARILY USE RECLAIMED BARN BEAMS FOR OUR MANTELS. TYPICALLY, WE USE HEMLOCK, PINE, CEDAR, ASH, MAPLE, WHITE OAK AND ELM BEAMS. THE AVAILABILITY OF THESE SPECIES CHANGES CONTINUOUSLY…SO SOME OF THEM ARE NOT ALWAYS AVAILABLE. WE ALSO MAKE MANTELS OUT OF NEW RECLAIMED/REPURPOSED ONTARIO HARDWOODS LIKE MAPLE, OAK, BLACK CHERRY AND BLACK WALNUT. PRICES FOR THESE SPECIES VARY.

Q – CAN WE CHOOSE WHAT STAIN COLOR WE WANT ON OUR MANTEL?

A – YES, WE HAVE A GOOD ASSORTMENT OF POPULAR STAIN COLORS AVAILABLE. WE CAN ALSO CUSTOM MIX A STAIN FOR YOU AT AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE. IF YOU DON’T WANT YOUR BEAM WE WILL SEAL IT WITH URETHANE OR OIL FOR YOU TO KEEP A NATURAL COLORED MANTEL.

Q – DO YOU DO INSTALLATIONS?

A – YES WE DO! OUR INSTALLERS ARE EXPERTS AT FIREPLACE MANTEL INSTALLATIONS.