ANTIQUE FIREPLACE MANTEL DESIGNS FROM BEST OF NATURE
From the mid 1800ís into the early 1900ís, many nationalities of homesteaders had to adapt to growing families and farms. Additional buildings were needed for grain storage, animal barns, and summer kitchens.
As there was no electricity, all labor had to be accomplished with hand tools. More history can be seen here.
Virgin trees were felled with 1-2 man hand saws. Hand held tools like adzes, broadaxes and drawknives were used, along with extreme physical labor to square the trees into hewn timber beams for the structural frames.
A few of these old farms and buildings remain. They accent the broad sky and the rolling land. Many are meticulous works of art. Each one has its own character, artistic statement, and many stories to share.
*** How Best of Nature recreates Antique Wood Fireplace mantels ***
The below photographs illustrate the before and after sequence of how every wood fireplace mantel gets "another life". Click on photos for bigger picture.
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