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Oak/Hardwood Resawn Mantels - Product Info
Trestlewood's resawn oak and other hardwood mantels are generally resawn from weathered or hand-hewn timbers, making them rustic, beautiful mantels with a past.
NOTE: If you are a Do-It-Yourself type (and would like to save some money!) you may consider purchasing an Unfinished Oak Resawn Mantel or Unfinished Hardwood Resawn Mantel and doing your own finishing. This document contains some Do-It-Yourself Tips from our in-house mantel guru:
|Species||Oak (May be mixed Red and White or all Red or all White Oak).|
|Source||Barns, buildings and industrial structures from different locations in North America|
|HC/FOHC||Resawn Oak timbers are generally HC; usually moderate to very tight growth rings.|
|Metal||Nails, bolts and other fasteners are removed to enable the material to be resawn. Trestlewood makes no guarantee that there is no metal left in or broken off inside the beam.|
|Holes||Nail, bolt and other fastener holes are allowed; the quantity and size of the holes can vary widely from timber to timber, with some timbers containing no holes or only limited small nail holes and others containing frequent nail and bolt holes. Staining around nail and bolt holes is common.|
|Mortise Pockets/Notches/Holes||Resawn Oak timbers may have notches and mortise pockets from their previous use.|
|Checking/Cracks||Resawn Oak timbers generally have checking from the heart center to the exterior faces of the timber. Some of this checking may be extensive. Checking is out of specification only if it renders the timber unsound (meaning that it may fall apart because of the check.) In addition, timbers can have surface checking and cracks, moderate butt checking and end splitting.|
|Moisture Content/Stability||Resawn Oak Timbers are generally very dry and seasoned and are generally more stable and less prone to shrinkage than are green timbers.|
|Surfacing||Bandsawn. Color will vary based on the subspecies and level of staining.|
|Weight||Typically, approximately 4 pounds per board foot|
|Appearance Variation||Resawn Oak timbers often come from a variety of sources. As a result, timber characteristics can be expected to vary from piece to piece. Trestlewood believes that appearance variations (no two timbers exactly alike) are one of the selling points of this product line.|