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All day long,  6 days a week we work on rustic wood.  Many people have joked with us that making a rustic mantel is just dragging the beam behind a car and hitting it with chains.  We consider creating a rustic mantel from reclaimed wood as an art.  Many of our customers have expressed that their mantel is "more beautiful than they had expected".  Some customers have come to us after ordering their mantel from a larger online company and received a product that looks machine made.   As we hand chisel and sand, keeping the client's vision in mind, we work organically bringing out the unique highlights of the wood. Sometimes we need to be wood doctors, gluing pieces back together and other times we are sanding it to make it less rustic.  

We have partnered with contractors who will make trim from new wood and we distress the wood to make it rustic and apply the finish to match the mantel.  

When we work with hand hewn beams from the 1800's, we are cleaning them with brushes and small picks to get all the loose dirt off while keeping the patina and the character created from 150 years of weathering. 

After years of experience, we have continually learned how to better create a piece that looks natural and beautiful.  Our goal is for you to have a mantel that you love and can enjoy for years to come.

50 Shades of Gray

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 [...]

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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 One Tree Planted to plant a tree.  One Tree Planted is a non-profit partner with reforestation organizations all over the world.  Most projects they fund help with reforestation after fires or floods. Living [...]

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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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