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Buying A Fireplace Mantel

Redwood Fireplace Mantel

Buying A Fireplace Mantel

Buying a Fireplace Mantel: A How-To Guide
Deeply-colored redwood mantelpiece adorning a cozy fireplace.

Considering buying a fireplace mantel? Read this quick, introductory article on buying a fireplace mantel to make sure you are ready for the purchase of a lifetime!

We understand that buying furniture sight unseen is a big commitment and requires trust. We are here to make it as easy as possible for you with individual mantel images and descriptions for each one on our website. If you like what you see on our website, you will love what you actually get. Fireplace mantels display plenty of rustic and raw details. When these unfinished pieces are polished and completed, you end with a glowing, eye-catching fireplace mantelpiece.

Our fireplace mantels are cut from redwood logs, as opposed to from tree roots. Usually, we cut fireplace mantels from some of the first and last cuts on a log. These tend to be cut thicker than slabs from the middle of the tree. This can sometimes give you a nice, sloping live edge. Mantels cut from the middle of the log tend to have a straight up and down face to them. Our mantels are one-of-a-kind and our inventory expands displayed online on our website. When choosing a mantel, you shop according to size, and character. Often you will find one you just have to have based on the character. We can then cut it down to your size requirements and finish it accordingly.

Custom Mantels

We also produce a line of custom mantels. They tend to have a really beautiful heartwood grain. Customs fireplace mantels can be shaped and formed to any specifications. If you don’t see something that is just right for your project, give us a call.  A very small part of our inventory is online, we have thousands of mantels in stock, ready to be custom-made to your specifications. In order to place an order for a fireplace mantel,

If you give us a call and tell us what you are looking for, we will then find a piece that will work and send you pictures. We even sell unfinished mantels if you want to handle the finishing yourself.

Once your mantel had been cut to size and finished, we are also able to provide photos of your finished mantel prior to shipping. We do this in a well-lit environment, usually outside, weather permitting, and will get your final approval of the work prior to shipping. This way you have before and after pictures of your new mantel, and you know exactly what you will be receiving.

Scheduling and Shipping Your Mantel

Typically, our shipping schedule is 2-3 weeks from the date of purchase. Of course, shipping time varies on your individual location as well.  We get a substantial discount off regular FedEx rates, so shipping in the United States comes out fairly inexpensive. International shipping is available.

If you have any questions, please be sure to give us a call in the office at Redwood Burl Inc. We can be reached at 707-826-WOOD.

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