Mantels & Columns

 
 

Fireplace Mantels & Crown Tops

Whether it’s a simple mantel top or an entire fascia treatment, Windsor can supply you with what you are looking for. Installation is easy and you’ll be amazed at how so much style can cost so little.  From a simple contemporary mantel built with one or two moulding profile pieces to an entire wall or fascia treatment - we'll show you how!

Natural Live Edge Aromatic Cedar

Scientific Name: Juniperus virginiana 

Janka Hardness: 900 lbf (4,000 N) 

Color/Appearance: Heartwood tends to be a reddish or violet-brown. Sapwood is a pale yellow color, and can be appear throughout the heartwood as streaks and stripes. 

Grain/Texture: Has a straight grain, usually with knots present. Has a very fine even texture. 

Rot Resistance: Regarded as excellent in resistance to both decay and insect attack.

Workability: Overall, easy to work, notwithstanding any knots or irregularities present in the wood. It reportedly has a high silica content, which can dull cutters. Aromatic Red Cedar glues and finishes well, though in many applications, the wood is left unfinished to preserve its aromatic properties. 

Odor: Distinct. Commonly used in closets and chests to repel moths and other insects. 

Come in and ask about our natural edge slabs - great for shelves, furniture, table tops, desk tops, mantles or whatever project you can imagine!

Natural Live Edge Cherry Lumber

Come in and ask about our natural edge (as called "live edge") slabs - great for shelves, furniture, mantles or whatever project you can imagine!

Natural Live Edge Macawood

Scientific Name: Platymiscium pinnatum

From Central and South America

Janka Hardness: 2,700 lbf (12,030 N)

Color/Appearance: Heartwood color can be highly variable, ranging from a bright red to a darker reddish or purplish brown, frequently with darker stripes. Sapwood can be almost white

Grain/Texture: Grain is straight to interlocked, with a medium to fine texture. High natural luster.

Rot Resistance: Heartwood is rated as durable to very durable regarding decay resistance, with good resistance to insect attacks as well.

Workability: Overall, good working characteristics for both hand and machine tools, Able to take a very high natural polish. Turns and glues well.

Come in and ask about our natural edge slabs - great for shelves, furniture, table tops, desk tops, mantles or whatever project you can imagine!

Natural Live Edge Roasted Curly Red Birch

Live edge roasted curly Red Birch lumber. The wood has actually been roasted to add color and character to the wood. Product of New Brunswick,  with exceptional figuring. Creates a fantastic discussion piece for fireplace mantals, bar tops, shelves and more. No two pieces are alike, so, no worries about your neighbour copying your idea!

Natural Live Edge Spalted Eastern Maple

Spalting is a general description of any type of maple that has been allowed to begin initial stages of decay, and then subsequently dried (preventing further decay). The partial decay, called spalting, gives the wood dark contrasting lines and streaks. Product of New Brunswick, . Creates a fantastic discussion piece for fireplace mantals, bar tops, shelves and more. No two pieces are alike.

Natural Live Edge Walnut

Walnut one or two natural live edge slabs.  We also have boules - which are sequenced slabs cut from one entire length so the grains match up between lengths. 

Scientific Name: Juglans nigra

From the Eastern United States.

Janka Hardness: 1,010 lbf (4,490 N)

Color/Appearance: Heartwood can range from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. Color can sometimes have a grey, purple, or reddish cast. 

Grain/Texture: Grain is usually straight, but can be irregular. Has a medium texture and moderate natural luster.

Rot Resistance: Black Walnut is rated as very durable in terms of decay resistance, though it is susceptible to insect attack.

Workability: Typically easy to work provided the grain is straight and regular. Planer tearout can sometimes be a problem when surfacing pieces with irregular or figured grain. Glues, stains, and finishes well, (though walnut is rarely stained). 

Come in and ask about our natural edge slabs - great for shelves, furniture, table tops, desk tops, mantles or whatever project you can imagine!

Natural Live Edge Western Cedar

Scientific Name: Thuja plicata

Janka Hardness: 350 lbf (1,560 N) 

Color/Appearance: Western Redcedar is typically reddish to pinkish brown, often with random streaks and bands of darker red/brown areas. 

Grain/Texture: Has a straight grain and a medium to coarse texture. 

Endgrain: Resin canals absent; earlywood to latewood transition usually abrupt (or gradual if growth rings are widely spaced), color contrast medium-high; tracheid diameter medium to medium-large. 

Rot Resistance: durable to very durable in regard to decay resistance, though it is not resistant to insect attack. 

Workability: Easy to work with both hand or machine tools. Glues and finishes well, though as is the case with most softwoods with closed pores, staining can be a challenge. 

Odor: Western Redcedar has a strong, aromatic scent when being worked. 

Come in and ask about our natural edge slabs - great for shelves, furniture, table tops, desk tops, mantles or whatever project you can imagine!