The fireplace has long been one of the main focal points in a home. Thus, a wooden fireplace mantel brings warmth and beauty into a home. Price can range drastically based on the wood species of the wooden fireplace mantel. Thus options are limitless, from live edge wood slabs to driftwood and reclaimed wood beams.
Wooden Fireplace Mantel
Wood slabs make unique wood mantels. However, wood slabs are milled from different wood species such as redwood, oak, maple, walnut, etc. Wood slabs can feature a live edge or not. Because of the diversity of color tones in different wood species, you are sure to find a perfect match for your room decor.
Rustic wood mantel
Live edge wood is wood that is milled with the outside of the tree intact. Thus allowing for the natural movement of the outside of the tree to be highlighted. This style will also allow for the natural warmth of nature into your home decor. Some of the most common wood species used are Redwood, Maple, and Black Walnut.
Log and Juniper mantel built from most any log species. However, one of the unique is the Twisted juniper mantel. The general opinion is that they will either love or hate this unique style of log mantel. It features bold knots with a cream white color tone mixed with a twist of tan and brown. Each is a one of a kind log mantel.
Reclaimed wood mantel
Reclaimed wood beams salvaged from old barns and other builds. These wooden fireplace mantels feature hand-hewn, and circular saw marks indicative of old-world lumber. Thus this style wooden fireplace mantel features patinated color tones of gray and brown.
Driftwood mantels always one of a kind and can be difficult to find. Though driftwood is common, not all driftwood is usable as a mantel. Some wood species will decay easily. It is also difficult to find the larger piece of driftwood to craft wooden fireplace mantels.