Fireplaces are the center piece in any home. Not only that it provides heat, but it also enhances the look of your home. It offers comfort in cold days.
Mantels are an important piece of a fireplace. They can be made from different materials, but one of the most popular is wood. Wood mantels also add a classic look to your fireplace and room. Although they are mainly used in older homes, they are used more and more in contemporary homes.
The design palette is vast and can match almost anything. Consider the color, the cut and the carving of the wood. Wood is a very popular material for fireplace mantels because it can be designed as old, Renaissance mantels.
In this period, fireplace mantles had large pillars and amazing carvings or animal figures. The carvings became smaller and smaller and got even more amazing. The quality hasn’t change for centuries.
For wood fireplace mantels you can use elm wood, cherry, walnut, mahogany, and stronger woods like oak. You can make a custom mantel piece or buy a kit from a local store.