Design

We begin our design process with your specific fireplace measurements, and will work with you to create a mantel design of your preference. Before we begin building the mantel, we create a technical drawing to scale to show our customers the details, proportions, and overall look of the mantel.
Materials

We use only the best kiln-dried hardwood materials. Mahogany, cherry, maple, and oak are most commonly used. Painted models are built out of solid birch and poplar. Some of the models have a plywood body, but we do not use M.D.F.
Finishing

We do spray furniture finishes and hand-rubbed oil finishes on our mantels. Spray finishes are done with two coats of sealer and two coats of furniture lacquer. Hand-rubbed finishes are done the old-fashioned way of finishing wood without changing the natural look of the wood. Any custom stains can be matched.
Craftsmanship

We started this business as custom furniture makers and take great pride in our craftsmanship. We maintain a very high standard of quality from the preliminary design of our mantels to the final installation. All of our mantels are built and handled as custom works and are constructed as one solid piece, so no assembly is required.


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