Our cedar mantels begin as Rough mill cut timbers that are squared up to ensure a true squared timber. The Rough finish is a rustic type furry finish that may have some splitting in larger timbers. The Smooth finish product comes with a sanded surface with all knots, cracks and checks filled and smoothed ready for paint or stain. Our mantle edges are rounded off and hand sanded to a fine finish. Fireplace mantel or mantelpiece, also known as a chimneypiece, originated in medieval times as a hood that projected over a grate to catch the smoke. The term has evolved to include the decorative framework around the fireplace, and can include elaborate designs extending to the ceiling.
Smooth Timber Size Finish 4x10 = 3 1/2" x 9 1/2" | 4x12 = 3 1/2" x 11 1/2" | 6x10 = 5 1/2" x 9 1/2" | 6x12 = 5 1/2" x 11 1/2" | 8x12 = 7 1/2" x 11 1/2"