Rustic Mantels are sawn from salvaged buildings usually dried for several decades which increases stability.Nail-holes, knots, and checking all add to the rustic flavor.
These pieces can be sanded very smooth but most clients prefer them with texture and darker stains.
There is a large selection of salveged Fir from demolition
live edge like shapes can also be put into the reclaimed wood from salvage but wont have the outer tree colors or bark.
The most popular colors;
ebony - A dark black brown
10% ebony - a lighter version of the ebony
walnut - a nice mid brown color
10% walnut - lighter version of walnut
Tjs white wash - a layered white and grey that looks weatherd
other colors are : natural, tabbacco,teak and rose wood