The Gallatin is a beautifully handcrafted timber wood fireplace mantel. This high quality wood mantel can be made in Pine, Douglas Fir or Oak, as well as any of 6 professionally applied finishes. This timber wood mantel arrives fully assembled and is easy to install. All of the joinery on this fireplace mantel is mortise and tenon secured with oak pegs.
The Gallatin Timber Fireplace Mantel is constructed of solid greenwood, which is wood that has been harvested recently and specifically for your mantel. It is then coated in a beautiful finish made of natural Linseed Oil, mineral spirits and an exterior-grade stain. For these reasons, your mantel may seem wet and have a distinct odor when you first uncrate it. Please note that this is expected as part of the normal "setting" process and should dissipate within a few days.
Because it is made of solid wood and always shipped fully assembled, your mantel will be heavy, and you will likely need assistance to uncrate and move the mantel into place. The manufacturer does advise getting the help of a contractor when installing the mantel. Installation factors will vary with each individual mantel, depending on size and configuration. You should contact New England Timber Works at (877) 464-8815 to receive specific guidance on installing your timber fireplace mantel.