ADD LOCAL HISTORY TO YOUR HOME
Placing an order
Looking for a floating mantel?
Check our pre-finished inventory for 4' & 5' mantels! Browse the "Fireplace Mantels" → "Buy Now" menu page. If you find a piece you like please choose to pickup, or contact us for a quote for delivery or installation. Larger sizes made custom to order.
Need help deciding, or need a custom order?
Please contact for a quote via the contact page. Every mantel designed to wrap around existing stone, brick, or framing is a custom order. Floating mantels can also be customized to any size.
What to expect:
Our goal is to make the ordering process easy and efficient while selecting the perfect one of a kind piece for your space. We first determine how the mantel will be mounted and thus the size needed.
We then work one-on-one with each customer to determine the desired style. We make suggestions on what woods and colours to use to achieve the look you've envisioned.
Beams can be selected and approved online via photos, or you can schedule a time to drop by the shop to select the beam you like most. Once a rough beam is chosen the custom process for an installed mantel typically takes between 1 - 2 weeks.
Our sourcing process is very selective.
To ensure reclaimed pieces continue to last a lifetime we are impartial to using softwoods like Hemlock, Fir, Cypress, Spruce, and Pine.
All our stock is sourced from local Ontario barns and heritage buildings with authentic history. Each piece dates well over 100 years old, as many originate from as early as the 1800s.
This makes some pieces as old as Canada itself!
A STRONG HOLD FOR ANY FIREPLACE
Mounts to any fireplace
We have solutions to secure our mantels to just about any fireplace. We can mount to:
✅wood & metal framing
✅drywall, shiplap, etc
✅stone veneer, brick, natural stone
These mantels can also be mounted to rough surfaces. In extreme cases the mantel can be cut (scribed) to "trace" around extreme protrusions such as from rock faced brick and natural stone.
DIFFERENT CHALLENGES; DIFFERENT SOLUTIONS
We always welcome new challenges. We have solutions to make custom fits for corner fireplaces and other difficult designs.
The first photo shows a mitered corner mantel.
The second photo shows a notched mantel. This wraps around the ends and the ledge it sits on.
IT ALL BOILS DOWN TO THE
Attention To Detail
Each piece gets inspected for nails and debris, or general damage that should be removed or cut away. Areas with too much rot, insects, or mold are discarded. Once any existing nails are removed the beam is thoroughly brushed clean with an assortment of wire brushes. They are then sanded carefully by hand to further clean the wood and enhance the character.
Finally, a custom finish is applied to complement the delicate hand crafting process. After determining the desired look a custom penetrating stain is mixed. Combinations of tung oil, lacquer, wax, and thinners are used to create the appropriate sheen and protection for the piece. The process is as custom or as simple as you'd like it.