Fireplace mantels are arguably the centerpiece of any fireplace in your home. The mantel is used to store antiques, collectibles, or other personal memorabilia that you would like to share with friends and family. With today's fireplaces, many people opt for a custom fireplace mantel. Here's a look at some of the things you will want to know about a mantel before making a decision.
One of the first things you will want to decide on is what type of style you want in a custom fireplace mantel. We have many different finishes available for all your mantel needs. Not only can you create a one of a kind look with your mantel, but it will also last forever. For a wood fireplace mantel you can choose to use everything from available in Honey Oak, Dark Cherry birch, unfinished oak or birch wood.. The advantage here is in reduced costs. You can also paint the wood to give it a custom look that matches your rooms color scheme as well.
Choosing wood would definitely bring out the beauty of surrounding wooden furniture, the uniformity of it all making it easy on the eyes with continuity throughout the room. Wood mantels have been around since World War I and are still one of the most chosen.
One of our most popular types is the oak mantels. Oak is indeed a superior wood, which brings its outdoor beauty into the home. Because this is a versatile type of wood, it blends nicely with other natural textures. For instance, an oak mantel will go well with a fireplace that has a marble facing. And when it comes to accessories, brass and or wrought iron would just about do the trick.