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Natural Edge Slab Style Mantels

As popular as Natural edge or "Live edge" mantels have been in recent years (they do set off a rustic, Texas limestone wall extremely well), we also craft custom, solid wood slab and "box" style mantels here in our shop, as well.  You can come in with photos of mantels that you have seen in books or magazines that you like (we have MANY photos here to look at here, too) or you can simply walk-in and start designing with us from scratch. Our team of designers, many students from UTSA Architecture school, led by JR Huebinger, LSU Architecture graduate will guide you through the process, step by step. The first step is often measuring the site, which we can do, for a fee, or you can provide us with the basic measurements that we need. From there we ask many questions to determine what styles and influences you like and what suits the project at hand. We then produce sketches to show what the finished product will be.
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Full Mantel/Surround Design

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Fireplace Mantel, alternate view

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Measuring Stage
Once the design is approved and the measurements are taken, the work begins in the shop. The process usually takes 2-3 weeks from start to delivery.
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Checking the Process in the Shop

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Delivering the finished product
The final product is delivered and checked for fit. The homeowner is responsible for final finishing and attachment (we have several people that we can recommend for both processes, if you like). 
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Crown Style Mantel, Cherry
We can work in any wood, to any style you desire. Either a full surround with legs or any variation...
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Mahogany Fireplace Surround with Panel Design

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Maple Fireplace Surround, fluted column style with carving

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Cypress, "Pecky" and Knotty Fireplace Surround

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Craftsman Style Texas Mesquite Surround

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Ready-to-go Fireplace Mantels in Showroom
We also keep many simple mantels ready to walk out the door for easy installation. These can be dressed up further with corbels or brackets that can be attached from inside and actually hang from the mantel.

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Walnut Slab with Corbels

Aromatic Texas Cedar Slab with Corbels

Poplar Crown Style Box (invisible interior attachment)

Texas Mesquite Base Style Box (invisible interior attachment) decorative corbels suspended from mantel
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Mantels with Acanthus leaf or Natural edge/molding combination
Top: Poplar Crown Style Box with ornamental crown

Walnut "Hybrid" Natural Edge Slab with Base Style Box (invisible interior attachment)
#1 Fredericksburg Road at “Five Points” | P.O. Box 5398 | San Antonio, TX 78201 | T 210-736-3137 | F 210-736-3136