Pearl Mantels: Dedicated to Home and Hearth

For humankind throughout the ages, a fireplace and mantel have evoked a sense of warmth, stability, safety… home. It is, and should be, the centerpiece of a room. As important as the raw, organic flame, the mantel that surrounds it should be beautiful.

Pearl Mantels has but one passion, creating mantels that are the perfect complement to provocative, glittering flames. In fact, the company has dedicated itself to the art of fireplace mantel design for over 20 years. Their artisans and craftsmen, like the ones of yore, lovingly hand cut and polish each mantel. Overseen by the master artist herself, Mother Nature, the mantels often retain the rudimental features only she can imbue. Her exquisite and sensual touches to wood make each mantel a one-of-kind piece of art.

Many of Pearl’s mantels are made from live edge wood. Live edge wood furniture is created by retaining the original lines of the tree trunk, including edges, knots, gnarls and holes. This technique elicits the innate glory of the tree. The master of this technique was woodworker and architect George Nakashima, who believed that furniture could evince “the soul of a tree.” (See his 1981 memoir: The Soul of a Tree: A Master Woodworker’s Reflections

The Soul of a Tree by George Nakashima

George Nakashima’s book “The Soul of a Tree: A Master Woodworker’s Reflections”

Featured below are some of Pearl Mantels original mantel designs:

Solid Cedar Live Edge Natural Cedar Log Shelf

Pearl Mantels Natural Cedar Log Mantel Shelf

The Pearl Mantels Natural Cedar Log Mantel Shelf

No frills, simply primitive and sincere, this mantel is little more than a cedar live edge half log. Yet it satisfies, and provides sustenance for the home. The Solid Cedar Live Edge Natural Cedar Log Shelf, in all its bare glory, complements and enhances the primordial essence of the fire itself. The symbiosis between the fire and the mantel’s wood results in the scent of fresh cedar wafting throughout the house.

Detailed Product Information:

  • Constructed from Eastern Red Cedar.
  • Light VOC-free finish brings out the natural beauty of the wood.
  • Mounting bracket comes with two supporting corbels attached. (As hardware to mount the bracket will differ, depending on wall surface, professional installation is required.)
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • Measurements: 60” / 72” / 84”

The Solid Reclaimed Pine Mantel Shelf is available in either naturally-weathered, gray Driftwood finish or warm-brown Whisky finish. These stains will saturate the dense heart pine to varying degrees, depending on the natural tannins inherent in different areas of the wood. Variations in color, once again, ensure that customers each receive a one-of-a-kind piece of artistry.

Solid Reclaimed Pine Mantel Shelf in Driftwood Finish

60"/72" Solid Reclaimed Driftwood Finish Pine Mantel Shelf

The Pearl Mantel Solid Reclaimed Pine Mantel Shelf with Driftwood Finish

Solid Reclaimed Pine Mantel Shelf in Whisky Finish

Pearl Mantel's Solid Reclaimed Pine Mantel Shelf with Whiskey Finish

The Pearl Mantel’s Solid Reclaimed Pine Mantel Shelf with Whiskey Finish

While the wood from this mantel memorializes bygone-era American families, Pearl Mantels has given the wood new life, so that it can become a fixture in the homes of families of today…and of tomorrow. This solid heart pine is reclaimed from the barns, houses, and other structures of early America, so that each piece of wood has its own special history.

The finished mantel may be imprinted with hints of the everyday doings of the long-gone people and animals that the original wooden slabs sheltered. For instance, barn wood sometimes retains a smoothness from animals who frequently rubbed against walls in a barn. There might be a shadow from the man of the house, who frequently leaned back his chair and rested his head against the wood of his walls.

Reclaimed pine is generally of higher quality than new lumber. Its gorgeous gray patina is unique, and simply cannot be mimicked. It’s wood that truly gets more beautiful with age!

Pearl Mantels uses reclaimed lumber, not only because of its unsurpassed beauty, but because its craftsmen recognize that living pine trees are precious. They take great pride in the fact that their mantels save living trees.

Detailed Product Information:

  • Constructed from Reclaimed Solid Pine.
  • Finishes:
    • Driftwood – Naturally-weathered gray with hand-rubbed driftwood
    • Whisky – Toasted-brown finish.
  • Mounting bracket comes with two supporting corbels attached. (As hardware to mount the bracket will differ, depending on wall surface, professional installation is required.)
  • Reclaimed from vintage structures within the USA.
  • For measurements, see: The Heritage Heart Pine Mantel Shelf

Portablefireplace.com is an authorized dealer of the fine Pearl Mantels shown here. Visit our online store to see the entire array of fireplaces and fireplace accessories we have to offer. Let the fireplace specialists at PortableFireplace.com help you choose your next fireplace.

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