Custom wood fireplace mantels, floating wood mantels shelf & fireplace surrounds

Custom wood fireplace Mantels, at Wood Touch LLC we produce high quality handcrafted wooden mantels, fireplaces & surrounds in a variety of unique styles: Rustic, hand hewn, rough sawn, reclaimed and distressed.

All the wood fireplace mantels are available in different finish options, they come hollowed out for installation purposes.

Many wood fireplace mantles already made at the shop in different dimensions, from 4' to 7' long if we don’t have the one you are looking for, we can get it done for you in one-week lead time.

We custom make wooden corbels if you need them.

Each wood mantel has unique features and is made to your requirements, for size & finish. Every piece of our wooden surrounds ooze with a character of their own. The timber beams used are carefully selected for their grain structure, texture and appearance.

Wood Touch is a wood shop located in NJ, right off route 80 next to Fairfield New Jersey, we serve local customer and customers from New York, Long Island, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. shipping options to VA, MD, DE and more states.

Wooden mantels options: 

Our wood Fireplace Mantels are made using traditional techniques with some modern twists. One of our special features is the raised grain appearance which gives a 3D effect to the surface of the wood. This is achieved by meticulously brushing out the fibrous wood tissue between the grains leaving a ‘hill and valley’ look to the surface of the timber, creating something truly stunning! 


Hand Hewn wood mantels

Hand hewn is a technique used centuries ago, when the people didn't have machines to process the wood, we bring those attributes to give a beautiful and unique look to our wooden mantels.

Rustic, Distressed wood fireplace mantels 

At Wood Touch, we distress new wood to make it look old. A well decorated reclaimed wood mantel can also serve as a great place to showcase the seasons or recent family celebrations in photos, however, wooden mantels are considered the best of all types of homes, especially period style homes. They are characteristic of a time when families spend a large among of time sitting around the fire in the evenings. 

A wood mantel can become a great stage for decorating in your home. In most homes, the fireplace is at center stage in the living room area, den, or master bedroom. And because it is at center stage it becomes a great place to flex your decorating muscle. Most fireplace mantels have a wooden mantel shelf over them that provide ample space for all kinds of items.

Reclaimed wood beam mantels

Here is no doubt that a reclaimed wood mantel is the heart of a room. Whether the wood mantel is there for practical purposes or simply for effect, you will want to ensure that the area immediately surrounding the space is looking it’s the best because all your visitors will be paying extra interest to the area. Hence, the best way of ensuring: it looks the best is to install a rustic wood fireplace mantelpiece.

However, any renovation to a fireplace requires a suitable wood mantel piece to complement the fire. Whether you settle for a plain wooden mantel, a carved focal point or rendered finish to blend in with the rest of your decor, the mantle surrounds the fire and sets the one for your room

Our wooden mantelpieces have been given severe treatment, which makes them popular with several home innovators. The dark, intricately carved mantel is a throwback to old English home. They are cost-effective, versatile and are readily obtainable.

Several people enjoy the fresh smell of a wood burning fire in a fireplace whenever its winter months. The wood fireplace mantels enhance the beauty of the home and if you can install a customized mantle, you’ll be able to use decorative pieces of work which will be cherished by many people for a long period of time.

A customized wood fireplace mantel implies that you have chosen a unique design which no other person would have. Things which can be customized include the style, design as well as finish. For several years, we have specialized in building fireplace mantels to meet the specification as well as pockets of every client.  Our wood fireplace mantels are crafted at a faster rate while achieving different designs. The custom fireplace mantels are also designed based on the shape and construction of the home so that the aesthetics of the home won’t be affected. The service we provide ranges from simple mantle shelf to an elaborate pedestal mantel encompassing an entire wall.

Wood mantles were originally designed in medieval times

The fireplace mantels acted as a hood which would catch smoke. However, the fireplace mantel has evolved over time to incorporate the decorative frame which surrounds a fireplace. Thus, a mantle provides a decorating highlight to any room with a fireplace, designs which may or may not extend to the ceiling. In some cases, it is referred to as chimney-piece or mantelpiece, the fireplace mantel has traditionally been an artist element of a room while also providing practical elements such as protecting the surrounding area from fire damage.

The mantels are available in various kinds of designs as well as styles. From renaissance style which include elaborate wood-carved extremes to a modern style which feature clean lines as well as contemporary materials, our mantel can easily reflect your own design choices wherever they are. Because rooms were traditionally heated with an open, wood-burning fireplace whereas rooms nowadays are heated with a mechanized contained heating system, such as a gas-burning fireplace, the styles as well as applications of mantels have changed. However, even though your mantel may serve a different function today compared to several hundred years ago, it continues to provide a focal point to many different living spaces.

Nowadays, fireplace mantels are mostly used as an extension of the architectural or design features of your home. However, mantel manufacturers can build a mantelpiece which will reflect essentially any design period in history. You may choose to have a customized mantel or a standard design, but always remember that mantel for your fireplaces can enhance the appearance, ambiance, or overall style of your home. Without question, mantels have become an interior design focus. While offering a unique opportunity to elaborate on the style of a space, fireplace mantels are also important for expressing your personality. Fireplace mantels can be constructed from various kinds of woods depending on your preference. You may even use your mantel to express your artistic freedom as it is becoming more commonplace to have a sculptor or artisan design a one-of-a-kind fireplace mantel for your home.

In addition, mantels often feature subtler design elements such as capitals, moldings, brackets, fruits, or vegetation for decoration. It may be cliched, but it is not an overstatement to say that the sky is the limit when it comes to fireplace mantel design choices. You can easily choose a mantel that draws from Classic, Renaissance, Italian, French, American, or Victorian genres or you can choose a design that is entirely unique to your own sense of style. You can even mix design genres.

When deciding on a mantel shelf

There are many elements to consider, starting off with the material. The most commonly used material is wood. Among the fireplace mantel shelves, wood types are the most common. They work well in traditional looking homes and blend nicely with almost any interior designs. Wood mantels offer many options when it comes to decorating. Oak, a superior type of wood, for instance, is both classy and versatile. Typically, wooden mantels are affordable. Its cost is one of its main attractions. Even expensive solid wood shelves like those made of oak don't cost as much as those made of stone. Wooden mantels come in different wood types which include maple, cherry, Douglas, hemlock, alder, pine, just to name a few. They come in different finishes like black, distressed cherry, and primed. There are also unfinished wood fireplace mantels which are great for people who have yet to decide the best shade for their mantel to match their home interiors.

Among the top reasons for getting an antique fireplace mantel

Is the sense of classic style, elegance, and history one gets from an antique piece? No matter how simple your antique fireplace mantel looks, a lot of people simply recognize the beauty of an antique when they see one. Owners of mansions and old colonial houses or even average houses with spacious living rooms would do well to have an antique mantel. Contrary to popular belief, an antique fireplace mantel may also come cheap if you know where to look. You can choose to buy your antique mantel from companies who specialize in the restoration of such antique pieces. However, we sell antique mantels and can also help you with the stripping and the restoration.

There are some factors to consider when buying a fireplace wood mantel shelf beam.

The first one has something to do with style. You must be certain of course that your fireplace mantel fits the general design and style of your home. Otherwise, your antique mantel will be overkill and will seem preposterous. So, while a mantel may seem like a simple fireplace surrounding where you display pictures and knickknacks, the truth is that a mantel is the centerpiece of style in your living room, bedroom, or family room. Indeed, your fireplace mantel can not only reflect your personal design choices but also the function and architecture of the room it inhabits. Contact us today for various kinds mantel shelf and you would have a great mantel shelf piece.

For more information about our wood fireplace mantel selection for your home, kindly contact us today to schedule appointments.   

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