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Giving back: One new tree is planted for every mantel sold!

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It is important for us at Rustic Wood Accents that we give back. For every mantel/shelf we sell, we donate to the National Forest Foundation to plant a tree.  The National Forest Foundation is a non-profit partner with the U.S. Forest Service.  They promote enjoyment and the health of the U.S. National Forest System.   As outdoor enthusiast ourselves, we love to find ways to connect our passion with our woodcraft. Additionally, by using reclaimed and salvaged wood we are insuring that additional trees are not being cut down.  We source our wood from all over the country.  Our barn wood comes from the Mid-West and Eastern states and our industrial and salvaged wood comes from Southern California.  We work closely with local ranches to acquire slabs from fallen trees in the Conejo Valley. Having lived in Thousand Oaks- an official "tree city"  for over 25 years we really appreciate the majestic oak trees that the city was named after.  We look forward to giving back more and more as we grow each year. 

Hand Hewn barn wood

We are excited about some unique Hand-Hewn barn wood we just got in  It comes from a a farm in Meadville, Pennsylvania.  The wood is about 7" x 4", a great size for a mantel.  Normally barn wood comes square between 6" x 6" to 10" x 10" and has mortises and tenons to join [...]

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Top 10 Reasons to use Reclaimed Wood

Reclaimed wood has history. Some is industrial, coming from an old house, and some is hand-hewn barn wood, coming from a barn built over 100 years ago using only hand tools.It’s unique! Each piece of wood has its own characteristics. You won’t find the same design in your neighbor’s house.It’s good for the environment. It slows down deforestation. [...]

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Customized Rustic Level

Our favorite part of our craft is working with each customer to create the mantel of your vision. We customize the size, color and rustic level. We use a number system from 1-10 for rustic level. 1 being very smooth for a more contemporary look, 10 being very distressed for a more rustic look. We [...]

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Samples

We are happy to make samples and send them to our customers who can’t make it into our showroom- all at no charge. We make them in our standard finishes, and can also create samples to test a new finish to match your vision. Recently, we worked with our neighbor to create a black [...]

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Rustic Wood Accents Live Edge Coffee Table

We love the coffee table we handcrafted from reclaimed California Red Oak with live edge.  Fungus bleached some of the wood to get the beautiful variation in color.  We brushed then sanded it from 800 grit all the way to 2000 grit for a glassy finish.  We then applied 4 coats of secret sauce oil [...]

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L Shaped or Wrap Around Mantels add a Custom Finished look

Many times the walls surrounding your fireplace may extend out into the room to accommodate for the chimney or venting of your fireplace. The portion of your fireplace that extends out into the room is referred to as a "chase", "buildout" or "wrap around". This can make selecting the proper size of mantel more challenging. [...]

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