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We start with an Eastern Red Cedar Half Log then cut a flat back on it leaving it with a top width of 13" to 15" at the widest point. This dimension will vary plus or minus but will average somewhere in the 13" to 15" range. The flat back allows you to mount it directly to a wall for a rustic looking wall shelf or fireplace mantel (See the suggested mounting detail shown below). Each mantel will be uniquely individual, size shape and color will vary greatly from log to log assuring you will get a beautiful mantel for your next project. Order your length and finish options from the drop down menus above. Mounting bolts or hardware are not included.
Available Finish and Support Options (Select Above)-
Unsanded- As implied this is a rough cut log and and unless you are using it in an extremely rustic application, will require sanding to remove saw marks, splinters and handling marks.
Unfinished- The log will be sanded with Orbital Sander using 80 grit paper and and will be ready for any additional sanding that your desired level of finish requires, then application of your finish coating.The photo below is an example of an unfinished mantel.
Finished- The log will be finish sanded and coated with 3 coats of acrylic polyurethane clear interior finish. Ready for installation.The photo below is an example of a finished mantel.
Coped Mantel Supports- Add an optional pair of hand coped log mantel supports for an additional rustic log cabin flair. Supports are shipped un-attached to the mantel, The location left or right will be marked on the supports and the mantel, lag bolts are included for mounting supports to the mantel.
Suggested Mounting Detail-
This is a simple suggestion of how to mount a log mantel to your hearth wall, your actual installation detail may vary. Mounting hardware should be sized to your particular application and mantel size and is not included with your mantel purchase. Contact your design professional or building code official for mounting requirements in your location.
**Please be aware that due to the size and weight of this product shipping charges may not calculate correctly. We ship mantels with lengths less than 84" via UPS or Fedex. Mantels with lengths over 84 inches will have to ship via truck line and shipping charges for these will need to be quoted on an individual basis. We will contact you if shipping charges need to be adjusted.