RUSTIC LOG AND TIMBER MANTELS LLC
438 Balsam Road, Crystal Falls, MI 49920 | Phone: 906-822-0112

 


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Log and Timber Mantel Designs

Rustic Mantel Photo Gallery

Rustic Fireplace Mantels - Hewn Timber Mantel Beams

Rustic Wood Mantel Shelves - Naturewoods

FAQ  / Advantages

More Log Mantel Designs

Wood Fireplace Mantel Designs

More Rustic Wood Mantels

Antique Fireplace Mantel Designs

How to Order and Layaway Plans

Testimonials

Countree Living Home Page

Corbels for Log and Timber Mantels

Request Information Form

Site Map

Wood and Pellet Stove Mantels and Wall Shelves

Rustic Wood Mantel Inventory - Timberwoods Originals

Wood Mantels Photo Gallery

Log Fireplace Mantels - Current Stock



 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

     
RUSTIC FIREPLACE MANTELS AND LOG MANTELS BY BEST OF NATURE

The rustic fireplace mantels and log fire place mantels by Best of Nature give you a large selection of fireplace mantel designs and many options.

Wood fireplace mantels are carefully crafted by hand, utilizing many of the same hand tools used from the late 1700-early 1900’s! Antique hand held drawknives, mallets, chisels and more are still in use, crafting Natures best into a beautiful rustic wood fireplace mantel shelf. No machines will ever match the natural beauty and smooth, drawknife textured finish of a handcrafted rustic log or timber beam mantel shelf!

Your rustic timber or log mantel choices include the Rustic Fireplace Mantel (RFM log mantel style) the Hand Hewn Timber Beam Mantel (HTB style) the Rustic Naturewoods Mantel Shelf (RWM) styles, and the Timberwoods original reclaimed wood mantels.


Fireplace mantel designs and profiles available:
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*Quarter and half log mantels *Antique wood fireplace mantles
*Handcrafted fireplace mantels  *wood mantels for corner fireplaces
*rustic fireplace mantel shelves . *rustic fireplace mantel designs.
*mantels for wood or electric fireplaces *custom solid wood mantels
*gas fireplace mantels *wood mantel shelf for woodstoves
*More Log Mantels. *More Rustic Mantles.

Visit the Rustic Mantel Photo Gallery and Wood Mantels Photo Gallery.

Your fireplace is a focal point in your home, and just like the décor, your fireplace mantel makes an individual statement about you. Best of Nature will take your ideas and visions, shaping them into your rustic mantel shelf. Make your space a beautiful place!

Put over 30+ years of experience and knowledge to work for you!

Frequently asked questions and advantages of the Best of Nature wood mantels

The Rustic Fireplace mantel log (RFM Style) is the most rustic style. This style has small to large knots, occasional branch projections/burl, or other unusual, natural characteristics crafted by Nature.
 Cedar Log Mantle - Florida Log Mantel Michigan - Mitchell
  Hand-crafted Rustic Fireplace Mantel (RFM style)
Cedar Log Mantle - Florida       RFM log mantel with wildlife footprints
  RFM log mantel with wildlife footprints

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For Current Log Mantel Inventory, click here.



Log mantels by Best of Nature are completely handcrafted, leaving a beautiful rustic finish to adorn the log mantel.Shown below is the Hand-Hewn Timber Beam (HTB Style) timber mantel. Personalize your fireplace and rustic home furnishings by adding a Best of Nature mantel!
Hand Hewn Timber Mantel       Reclaimed Wood Fireplace Mantle - Wisconsin
Hand-Hewn Timber mantel  (HTB style)
       
Timber Mantel Colorado

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Fireplace mantels by Best of Nature are available in many sizes, species, and lengths. Shown below are handcrafted Naturewoods mantels.  This mantle design features a rustic round log front profile, with a surface smooth top, and and hewn or smooth bottom.  Custom sizes always availableContact our staff for prices and optional features of the various log mantel designs. These options can include: fireplace mantel and surrounds, custom wood mantels, and more!Contact our staff for prices and optional features of the various log mantel designs. These options can include: fireplace mantel and surrounds, custom wood mantels, and more!
 Custom Rustic Wood Mantel Illinois      Rustic Cedar Mantle - Texas
    

 Rustic Wood Fireplace Mantle      Rustic Wood Mantle
    

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The Timber Woods fireplace mantels by Best of Nature are original mantels made from reclaimed antique wood, the same as our hand hewn timber (HTB style) mantels. Most of these have been recovered from structures dating back from the 1810 to early 1900 time frame and are the original timbers and original surfaces. The top side is surfaced and sanded smooth for a level surface. Seldom was any electricity available in the days these timbers were made for constructing buildings, so accents such as notches(open or filled), even wood pegs can exist. These were all made by human hand and hand held tools. Some hewing accents, scribe lines, insect markings, and the cracks or checks (some small, some larger) do remain from age. These can add character and accents.

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   Reclaimed Wood Mantel - Schmidt
     
Rustic Wood Mantel - Morris  

 



LOG AND TIMBER MANTEL PRICING

Rustic log fireplace mantels and the antique wood timber mantels are available in various sizes and lengths.
Prices below are ranges for 4’ to 8’ lengths. Custom made mantel lengths available. Wood mantel prices are as follows:

A) Rustic Fireplace Mantel (RFM Style): Our beautiful handcrafted log mantel, with naturally occurring colors, more pronounced characteristics, knots and grain patterns. Average dimensions are 7-10’’ tall and 7-10’’ deep. Based on final size needed, costs can average $339-$427+ for 4' - 4' 6"  up to $688-$862 for 7' - 8' lengths, depending on final length and mantel shelf size.

B) Hand Hewn Timber Beam Mantels (HTB Style): This antique mantel style is approx. 6 - 6”+ tall and 7½ - 9” average depths. Larger and smaller mantel stock always available. Costs average $324-$768+ for 4’-8’ lengths, and depending on the final height/depth and amount of character. Mantels can feature various hand hewn/timber frame accents such as existing notches (filled or open), & pegs from buildings built in the 1800’s. Clear stock (without existing accents) also available. Call us at 906-822-0112 for prices on custom size you may need.

C) Naturewoods Rustic Mantel Shelves: This style is a beautiful medium between a log and timber mantel beam design. The front face is the handcrafted rustic round surface, with a smooth top. Custom sizes and lengths are always available, as with all styles. Price ranges average $364-$688 +/- for 4-8’ lengths. Dimensions in height, depths and lengths are very flexible.

D) Timberwoods Reclaimed Original Mantels: This style is also pretty rustic with some original markings, and notches or pegs can be a  common feature. Many possibilities exist relative to custom sizes, color tones, and even at times, clear stock(without notches/pegs, etc.).Prices do vary based on overall height, depths and lengths, plus we always offer custom sizes!      Click here to view this style


WOOD SPECIES: The family of Cedars is known throughout the housing industry as one of nature’s premium wood species. It is similar to the pines in natural color. Native American Indians used cedar for canoes, shelters, even totem poles.  They named cedar the "trees of life".  Popular characteristics of cedar is it’s ability to withstand the effects of weather, and natural resistance to many insects, making it a favored wood species to build with. Cedar mantels have an ease of installation due to their light weight. It also has excellent wood stability because of its tight grain (which minimizes checking/cracking more noticeable in pine species).
The coloration of Cedar, their knot and grain patterns make the Best of Nature cedar fireplace mantels your best choice!

Other wood species such as fir, reclaimed timbers, spruce, and more are always available.

 

How to order your Rustic Fireplace Mantel


1) After selecting your wood fireplace mantel style, contact Countree Living/Best of Nature rustic mantels at 906-822-0112. We will discuss dimensional details you need addressed pertaining to length, depth, or height, and questions you may have regarding your ideas.

2) Review the available options. These may include the lower log or timber corbels, or other details.

For attaching corbels to the mantel, we take time to dialogue with you on the best placement, as they are scribed and fitted into the mantel bottom by a notching process. Visit CORBELS webpage for various options and profiles if you may want to add corbels to your mantel.  Open or filled notches and pegs are a popular request.  See them on the Hewn Timber Mantels page.

NOTE: Please advise if special cuts or notching work may need to be applied to your mantel - to fit over existing corbels, projections, or shelf areas.

3) Prefinishing services: some customers like to finish the mantels themselves. Others want their mantle finished so upon it‘s arrival, is ready for installation. Finishing costs will vary based on the mantel size and options (if corbels are added). The hand hewn timber beam mantels and our log sytle mantels are available with colored stains and clear topcoats. Once the mantel is ready for the staining, we can email a color chip for your confirmation of 3-6 stain color choices. Average costs will range $78-$164 depending on length and mantel options selected. Finishes are hand-applied for a smoother finish. We strive for a professional furniture grade finish!

4) Packaging/Crating: We ship all over the United States-coast to coast! For shipping a mantel, we won’t take any chances for drops or dings/ dents that could occur during transit, and damage the wooden mantels. The mantel is securely wrapped in a thick cardboard wrap, and then a plywood crate is built to fully protect all contents inside. We are proud of the fact we have shipped mantels all over the U.S. and other countries without any damages or claims!
Crating costs for mantels 4’ - 6’ will average $30 - $40. For 6’ to 8’, a cost of $44-68 applies. Mantels longer than 8’ or with corbels added - crating fees priced at time mantel is going into schedule.

5) When you are prepared to order your log mantel, contact us at 906-822-0112 to discuss your needs and ideas. Visit the log fireplace mantel inventory page to view current Log and Naturewoods mantels. Or you can visit the Timberwoods Original Reclaimed Mantels page to review inventory available. These will show you the full spectrum of sizes, characteristics, etc. to help you visualize which rustic log mantel to choose for your fireplace.

6) We have Lay-Away Plans for those of you who wish to secure a price and a scheduled production date. The Lay-away plan is for those of you who need material in a 1 - 3 month time window, and allows you to select a mantel prior to your needed delivery dates.


As you work directly with Countree Living/Best of Nature as the producer, we are your direct source for the best factory direct value, top notch personalized service and the highest quality rustic furnishings.


Mantel Testimonials

"From the very first contact, we where treated like friends rather than
customers.  Our satisfaction was of the utmost concern.  Every effort to please

and accommodate us was accomplished.  I wish every business was as pleasant to
do business with!  We get so many compliments on our mantel --one of a kind that
was Nature's handcraft.  We are so impressed with the quality and worksmanship--truly a
 business that cares about its customers!"

--Chanahan, IL

"The mantel is just beautiful! I can't say enough about how all went along without a hitch; from start to finish.  You followed through on each task you committed to.  We thank you for the guidance and the beautiful mantel!"
--Haymarket, VA

"Countree Living provided us with so many choices, and helped us through every part of the decision process.  Accommodating us for a visit to the workshop was most helpful.  We feel your staff was a major role in our house project."
--Arcadia, MO

"We received our mantel, and we were extremely pleased!  It's exactly what we where hoping for.  You really did a wonderful job and I appreciate it very much.  A true work of art.  Thank you!"
--Oakley, CA.

"Your staff went the extra mile to help us.  Our mantel turned out better than we had expected!  It is the most beautiful thing in our house, and more than worth every dollar we spent."
--Hebron, IN

"As an architectural design/build firm, we found that with your unique products and business approach, our  homes are one of a kind.
--Orlando, FL.

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