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50 Shades of Gray

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As a custom shop we want to create the mantel of your dreams.  Everything about your mantel is made to your vision, the size, the rustic level, and the finish.  The finish is the most challenging part of the job in that the spectrum of color is so broad.  In fact, there are about 10 million colors that we can see. 

When you come into our showroom, talk on the phone, or via email, we love to learn what in your home is inspiring you.  Once we learn that, we can narrow down the finishes that will work best for you.  We have created new finishes as grown to match the colors you are looking for.  

Grays are the biggest area we have expanded, with stains and oxidation products. 

Weathered Slate

        

Barnwood Grey

Carbon Grey

Briar Smoke

Fireplace Mantel Design Ideas

Many customers look to Rustic Wood Accents for assistance and guidance designing a fireplace mantel. Utilizing years of experience, we love to help explore the options for the right size, finish, and type of wood to use for your home, apartment, condominium, or backyard.The first thing we suggest is to find some inspirational pictures of [...]

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Where do we get our wood?

The first question we always get from everyone is, "Where do you get your wood?"Where we get our wood depends on the type of wood.  Regardless of the type of wood, we specialize in using reclaimed or salvaged wood for creating custom home furnishings. We use industrial reclaimed wood from near here for the custom mantels [...]

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Giving Back

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.   [...]

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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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