A live edge fireplace mantel provides a unique alternative to the typical cut-and-polished style of mantels. While typical mantels are smooth, flat, and may have elegant designs. A rustic mantel maintains the natural live edge wood. Imagine a flat log on top and back for objects to rest on an even surface, also known as live-edge or natural edge. Rustic mantels are perfect for log homes, country decor, beach themes, and almost any home decor. There are several popular rustic mantel wood types and styles to choose from. They also complement our live edge furniture handmade from salvaged live edge wood native to the Pacific Northwest.
Live edge fireplace mantel
The juniper log fireplace mantels, made from natural twisted juniper logs. While mostly bone-colored or tan-colored, they also have darker knots and twists throughout the log. Their live edges complement any fireplace style and make them stand out in a room. A flat top and narrow-length, twisted juniper mantels are perfect for use over a fireplace with a contrasting color or wood style. The unique twist, knots, and color tone make stunning log mantels. Each unique log mantel is one of a kind and is available in many sizes.
Driftwood fireplace mantels, made from salvaged driftwood harvested in the Pacific Northwest. They are available in many shapes and sizes, all unique and one of a kind. Reclaimed driftwood mantels come with some slight curves. Their live edges make them attention-grabbing fireplace focal points for any room. Since they usually have dark or reddish colors, these mantels coordinate well with fireplaces with contrasting colors or fireplaces with a type of wood in a lighter shade.
Live edge wood
In addition to reclaimed driftwood mantels, several types of reclaimed wood make excellent rustic fireplace mantels. The reclaimed redwood burl has a light but attractive reddish tone. Another equally attractive appearance is redwood curl. However, it is a rare curly redwood fireplace mantel that can coordinate with nearly any fireplace style and decor in a room. A knotty redwood fireplace mantel is perfect for a country theme with any style of fireplace. A reclaimed hand-hewn beam is another attractive mantel option. It is also a great choice for people who want to keep a country theme but prefer a piece of wood with a darker brown color without a reddish tone.
custom rustic fireplace mantel
When buying a rustic fireplace mantel, think about the desired wood type, color tone, burl wood, curl, and knots to fit your individual style and home decorating preferences. For high-quality rustic fireplace mantels in a variety of styles, woods types, and sizes, visit Littlebranch Farm studio and choose from our large selection of fireplace mantels made of twisted juniper logs, reclaimed driftwood, eastern red cedar, salvaged redwood burl, barn wood, and reclaimed hand-hewn beams.