All text will be carved in capitals with the option of the first letter being slightly larger in size.
Each mantel is sanded to a smooth satin finish on the facing sides making it a very tactile feature of your home. , All facing edges and surface cracks are sanded smooth so no one complains of splinters!
This oak has been air dried for seven years, each mantel will have cracks running the length of the wood. Further cracking and movement may occur as the oak dries to the humidity of your home adding to the character.
Each order will take 2-3 weeks to despatch. This is due to each mantel being hand made to order which includes sourcing the oak, sanding, carving and waxing the mantle.
Each mantel is installed directly onto a wall via a long wooden hanging bracket allowing the beam to hook onto this. The beauty of this hanging method is this disperses the weight of the mantle across the whole length of the bracket and not on 2,3 or 4 small hooks, pins or screws. With the beam being 3.5 inches deep it gives the impression of the beam being thicker and installed deep into the wall being a supporting beam, when in reality the beam can be lifted off the wall to allow ease with home decorating.
The bracket can be placed against any wall type from plaster board, brick or stone wall. You are 100% in control of the drill locations to the wall, therefore you can drill screw holes on the bracket to meet a wooden stud in a plasterboard wall, or in the mortar between the bricks or stonework. Just place the bam bracket level against the wall and choose and drill your bracket to the wall.
Approx 8 inches front face x 3.5 inches deep by 3 to 5 foot of solid oak. However other face sizes are available on request.
If you need this sooner, please don’t be put off, just get in touch to see if we can accommodate by emailing dave@houseofcarvings