Mendota Mantels

Mendota Mantels

MENDOTA MANTELS are made from quality timbers that were recently logged and milled.
These timbers have been air aging for at least three years before we make them into our mantels however. This air aging decreases the likelihood of twisting or checking.

Mendota Mantels 1238

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White Oak Shelf.  Natural finish

Clean very pretty white oak shelf with very nice figuring.  Although it is not antique reclaimed, it has been air ageing for many years so it should be plenty stabile.  Would be great in either a traditional or modern contemporary application. 

$750.00

Mendota Mantels 1239

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Black Walnut Shelf.  Natural finish.

Very lovely clean straight forward shelf mantel made from thoughtfully milled black walnut.  It has beautiful figuring.  T’would look terrific on a modern contemporary fireplace wall.  We love this modest piece here in the shop. 

$750.00

Mendota Mantels 1250

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Live Edge Bark Base with Milled Top.  Natural Finish.

This is made from a piece of ash logged in the Appleton, Wisconsin area in 2006.  It’s kept it’s bark which is a bit unusual.  Nice aesthetics between the rustic live edge and milled smooth top.  Would work in any setting.  Modern to Traditional. Beautiful grain.

$750.00

Mendota Mantels 1256

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“Ellis Inspired” Craftsmen Shelf Mantel.  Natural finish.

We are very proud of this Mendota Mantel “Signature Design” shelf mantel.  It was made from lumber milled from a huge black walnut tree cut in 2006.  The Craftsmen design is based on the work of Harvey Ellis, the famous Stickley Furniture designer of the early 1900’s. Our own Dan Guion came up with the design some 15 years ago.  We’ve sold dozens since. This one however, is the first made from air aged black walnut. Finished finely.  

$1,400.00

Mendota Mantels 1257

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“Ellis Inspired” Craftsmen Shelf Mantel.  Natural finish.

We are very proud of this Mendota Mantel “Signature Design” shelf mantel.  It was made from lumber milled from a huge black walnut tree cut in 2006.  The Craftsmen design is based on the work of Harvey Ellis, the famous Stickley Furniture designer of the early 1900’s. Our own Dan Guion came up with the design some 15 years ago.  We’ve sold dozens since. This one however, is the first made from air aged black walnut. Finished finely.  

$1,400.00

Mendota Mantels 1258

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“Ellis Inspired” Craftsmen Shelf Mantel.  Natural finish.

We are very proud of this Mendota Mantel “Signature Design” shelf mantel.  It was made from lumber milled from a huge black walnut tree cut in 2006.  The Craftsmen design is based on the work of Harvey Ellis, the famous Stickley Furniture designer of the early 1900’s.Our own Dan Guion came up with the design some 15 years ago.  We’ve sold dozens since. This one however, is the first made from air aged black walnut. Finished finely.  

$1,400.00

Mendota Mantels 1259

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“Ellis Inspired” Craftsmen Shelf Mantel.  Natural finish.

We are very proud of this Mendota Mantel “Signature Design” shelf mantel.  It was made from lumber milled from a huge black walnut tree cut in 2006.  The Craftsmen design is based on the work of Harvey Ellis, the famous Stickley Furniture designer of the early 1900’s. Our own Dan Guion came up with the design some 15 years ago.  We’ve sold dozens since. This one however, is the first made from air aged black walnut. Finished finely.  

$1,400.00

Mendota Mantels 1261

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Live Edge Big Ash. Natural finish.

Nice deep shelf top is perfect for inlaying into stone fireplace wall and still have plenty of space to put things on.  Natural live edged front. Smooth top and bottom. Would work well in contemporary setting or traditional.

$700.00

Mendota Mantels 1262

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Craftsmen Style with Corbels.  Natural finish.

Straightforward Craftsmen design with staged corbels.  Beautifully figured white oak.  Twould be nice in a Craftsmen inspired home.

$800.00

Mendota Mantels 1273

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“Ellis Inspired” Craftsmen Shelf Mantel.  Natural finish.

We are very proud of this Mendota Mantel “Signature Design” shelf mantel.  It was made from lumber milled from a huge black walnut tree cut in 2006.  The Craftsmen design is based on the work of Harvey Ellis, the famous Stickley Furniture designer of the early 1900’s. Our own Dan Guion came up with the design some 15 years ago.  We’ve sold dozens since. This one however, is the first made from air aged black walnut. Finished finely.  

$1,400.00

Mendota Mantels 1276

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Hand Carved “Early Winter Oak Leaves

This piece was designed and hand carved by local artist Dan Perotti. Dan is famous around these parts for his huge historic portrait of historic miners.  Also for his architectural carvings, paintings, and sculptures.  We were lucky to convince him to do a piece or us!

$1,200.00

Mendota Mantels 1289

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Figured Maple   Natural Finish

I’m fortunate to live in a northern hardwood forest where I have access to extraordinary timber. A local logger/ miller friend of mine puts aside special unique logs that show the most beautiful unique figured character.  Then he ages them for a year, mills them into mantel slabs instead of his usual boards, and passes them on – only  to Mendota Mantels!  I’m very lucky to know him!  (Thank You John!)

This is one of those rare pieces.  It’s a “Live edged” hard red maple. 

For those of you who know wood, you’ll understand how special this piece is.  For those of you who don’t know wood, just take a look, hopefully you’ll see how pretty, unusual, and unique it’s grain is.  Not your typical maple slab mantel.  If you want a rare one- of- a -kind mantel, this is it! On a scale of  figuring from 1 to 10, this piece is a 8!

$650.00

Mendota Mantels 1290

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Figured Maple   Natural Finish

I’m fortunate to live in a northern hardwood forest where I have access to extraordinary timber. A local logger/ miller friend of mine puts aside special unique logs that show the most beautiful unique figured character.  Then he ages them for a year, mills them into mantel slabs instead of his usual boards, and passes them on – only  to Mendota Mantels!  I’m very lucky to know him!  (Thank You John!)

This is one of those rare pieces.  It’s a “Live edged” hard red maple. 

For those of you who know wood, you’ll understand how special this piece is.  For those of you who don’t know wood, just take a look, hopefully you’ll see how pretty, unusual, and unique it’s grain is.  Not your typical maple slab mantel.  If you want a rare one- of- a -kind mantel, this is it! On a scale of  figuring from 1 to 10, this piece is a 7!

$650.00

Mendota Mantels 1291

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Figured Maple   Natural Finish

I’m fortunate to live in a northern hardwood forest where I have access to extraordinary timber. A local logger/ miller friend of mine puts aside special unique logs that show the most beautiful unique figured character.  Then he ages them for a year, mills them into mantel slabs instead of his usual boards, and passes them on – only  to Mendota Mantels!  I’m very lucky to know him!  (Thank You John!)

This is one of those rare pieces.  It’s a “Live edged” hard red maple.

For those of you who know wood, you’ll understand how special this piece is.  For those of you who don’t know wood, just take a look, hopefully you’ll see how pretty, unusual, and unique it’s grain is.  Not your typical maple slab mantel.  If you want a rare one- of- a -kind mantel, this is it! On a scale of  figuring from 1 to 10, this piece is a 6!

$550.00

Mendota Mantels 1292

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Figured Maple   Natural Finish

I’m fortunate to live in a northern hardwood forest where I have access to extraordinary timber. A local logger/ miller friend of mine puts aside special unique logs that show the most beautiful unique figured character.  Then he ages them for a year, mills them into mantel slabs instead of his usual boards, and passes them on – only  to Mendota Mantels!  I’m very lucky to know him!  (Thank You John!)

This is one of those rare pieces.  It’s a “Live edged” hard red maple.  For those of you who know wood, you’ll understand how special this piece is.  For those of you who don’t know wood, just take a look, hopefully you’ll see how pretty, unusual, and unique it’s grain is.  Not your typical maple slab mantel.  If you want a rare one- of- a -kind mantel, this is it! On a scale of  figuring from 1 to 10, this piece is a 8!

 

$600.00

Mendota Mantels 1293

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Very Figured Maple   Natural Finish

I’m fortunate to live in a northern hardwood forest where I have access to extraordinary timber. A local logger/ miller friend of mine puts aside special unique logs that show the most beautiful unique figured character.  Then he ages them for a year, mills them into mantel slabs instead of his usual boards, and passes them on – only  to Mendota Mantels!  I’m very lucky to know him!  (Thank You John!)

This is one of those rare pieces.  It’s a “Live edged” hard red maple.  It’s VERY figured.

For those of you who know wood, you’ll understand how special this piece is.  For those of you who don’t know wood, just take a look, hopefully you’ll see how pretty, unusual, and unique it’s grain is.  Not your typical maple slab mantel.  If you want a rare one- of- a -kind mantel, this is it! On a scale of  figuring from 1 to 10, this piece is a 10!

$650.00
Blue figured maple wood fireplace mantel

Mendota Mantels 1294

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“Ice Blue” with matching corbels

I’m fortunate to live in a northern hardwood forest where I have access to extraordinary timber. A local logger/ miller friend of mine puts aside special unique logs that show the most beautiful unique figured character. Then he ages them for a year, mills them into mantel slabs instead of his usual boards, and passes them on – only to Mendota Mantels! I’m very lucky to know him! (Thank You John!)

This is one of those rare pieces. It’s a “Live edged” hard red maple. The live edge has been sculpted and sanded smooth.

I chose this color because it reminds me of the ice now melting on my shore line here on Lake Superior.

$750.00
Blue figured maple wood fireplace mantel

Mendota Mantels 1295

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“Maxfield Parrish Medium Blue” with inlaid faceted emerald and matching corbels

I’m fortunate to live in a northern hardwood forest where I have access to extraordinary timber. A local logger/ miller friend of mine puts aside special unique logs that show the most beautiful unique figured character. Then he ages them for a year, mills them into mantel slabs instead of his usual boards, and passes them on – only to Mendota Mantels! I’m very lucky to know him! (Thank You John!)

$900.00
Purple figured maple wood fireplace mantel

Mendota Mantels 1296

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“Purple Rain” with matching corbels

I’m fortunate to live in a northern hardwood forest where I have access to extraordinary timber. A local logger/ miller friend of mine puts aside special unique logs that show the most beautiful unique figured character. Then he ages them for a year, mills them into mantel slabs instead of his usual boards, and passes them on – only to Mendota Mantels! I’m very lucky to know him! (Thank You John!)

This is one of those rare pieces. It’s a “Live edged” hard red maple with matching corbels. It’s quite figured. Rare. I sculpted the live edge smooth as you can see.

I’ve long wanted to make a piece in honor of Prince. This is that piece – finally!

“Prince Purple”! Why not? It’s a pretty color in any case wouldn’t you say?

$750.00
Pink figured custom maple wood fireplace mantel

Mendota Mantels 1297

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“Bedroom Pink” with matching corbels

I’m fortunate to live in a northern hardwood forest where I have access to extraordinary timber. A local logger/ miller friend of mine puts aside special unique logs that show the most beautiful unique figured character. Then he ages them for a year, mills them into mantel slabs instead of his usual boards, and passes them on – only to Mendota Mantels! I’m very lucky to know him! (Thank You John!)

This is one of those rare pieces. It’s a “Live edged” hard red maple with matching corbels. I sculpted the live edge smooth as you can see.

It occurs to me that this would be a great soft piece for a bedroom….or….perhaps a very contemporary home. You might call it just a bit “avant-gardes”. Oh…pink..? Why not?

It’s a lovely color and why do mantels always have to be just wood grain anyways?

$750.00
Blue figured maple wood fireplace mantel

Mendota Mantels 1298

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“Maxfield Parrish light blue” with matching corbels

I’m fortunate to live in a northern hardwood forest where I have access to extraordinary timber. A local logger/ miller friend of mine puts aside special unique logs that show the most beautiful unique figured character. Then he ages them for a year, mills them into mantel slabs instead of his usual boards, and passes them on – only to Mendota Mantels! I’m very lucky to know him! (Thank You John!)

This is one of those rare pieces. It’s a “Live edged” hard red maple with matching corbels. I sculpted and sanded the live edge smooth as you can see.

This piece is quite figured. (thanks again for that John!)

Color reminded me of a color used often by one of my favorite artists. Hope I did it justice. I love the crazy rare beautiful figuring in this piece.

$850.00
Figured maple wood fireplace mantel

Mendota Mantels 1299

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“Natural Finished Craftsmen with classic corbels”

I’m fortunate to live in a northern hardwood forest where I have access to extraordinary timber. A local logger/ miller friend of mine puts aside special unique logs that show the most beautiful unique figured character. Then he ages them for a year, mills them into mantel slabs instead of his usual boards, and passes them on – only to Mendota Mantels! I’m very lucky to know him! (Thank You John!)

This classic craftsmen design is made from maple that has been milled to maintain some of it’s original character. I tried to authentically honor the great furniture American designers of the early 1900’s. Still and forever a classic look.

$750.00
Figured maple wood fireplace mantel

Mendota Mantels 1300

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Natural Finished Craftsmen with stepped corbels

My 1300th mantel! A mile stone.

I’m fortunate to live in a northern hardwood forest where I have access to extraordinary timber. A local logger/ miller friend of mine puts aside special unique logs that show the most beautiful unique figured character. Then he ages them for a year, mills them into mantel slabs instead of his usual boards, and passes them on – only to Mendota Mantels! I’m very lucky to know him! (Thank You John!)

This classic craftsmen design is made from maple that has been milled to maintain some of it’s original character. I tried to authentically honor the great furniture American designers of the early 1900’s. Still and forever a classic look in any setting.

$800.00
Figured maple wood fireplace mantel

Mendota Mantels 1301

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Natural Finished “Art Nouveau” with stepped rounded corbels

I’m fortunate to live in a northern hardwood forest where I have access to extraordinary timber. A local logger/ miller friend of mine puts aside special unique logs that show the most beautiful unique figured character. Then he ages them for a year, mills them into mantel slabs instead of his usual boards, and passes them on – only to Mendota Mantels! I’m very lucky to know him! (Thank You John!)

This piece is my attempt at a classic basic art nouveau design. My first attempt honestly.

I love how it turned out. Hope you do to. It occurs to me that this piece could work well in any home on earth. Just my opinion. Traditional, contemporary, or modern.

$950.00