Ash Beam Mantel Fireplace – Planed and Sanded

£55.54£230.83

Please ensure that you place your order on or before Friday 14th December to ensure delivery for Christmas

Price includes brackets, a pot of your choice of coloured/protective oil and shipping to mainland UK. Highlands and Islands will receive a small surcharge to cover increased shipping costs

  • Air Dried Ash Beam for Fireplaces, Mantelpieces or Lintels
  • Perfect for living rooms above your log burner or kitchens above your cooker

Planed and Sanded for the perfect finish

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Description

  • Note: If you have chosen a ‘Lightly Worked’ or a ‘Heavily Worked’ beam from the above choices, unless specified in the ‘Order Notes’ upon checking out, we will work the largest beam face. Please state in the order notes section if you have a specific requirement or want the beam a different way. if you are not sure of the difference between the finishes, please watch our video at the bottom of the page.
  • If you are looking for a custom size beam, please order the size above what you require and specify your chosen size in the ‘Order Notes’ section of the checkout. We will ensure that it is planed to your specific required dimensions.

All of Celtic Timber’s Ash beams are handcrafted in Pembrokeshire by our expert team with years of experience. Ideal for fireplaces and mantelpieces, each of our ash beams has been handworked and is available air dried in a variety of sizes and finishes up to 6″x6″ and 8ft long.

Why buy an Ash Beam instead of an Oak Beam?

Whilst still a hardwood, Ash is a little softer than oak – making it easier to work and a different texture. Ash is also renowned for its grain, having more distinct lines and patterns throughout. Our Ash is also spalted, which creates an even more interesting and unique grain.

It is lighter, both in weight and in colour than oak.

Please take note of the following before purchasing;

Ash is a natural product and therefore each individual piece will be different in appearance and will vary slightly in colour and grain. Our character grade beams may well already contain knots, surface cracks, pinholes and waney edges and cracks would be expected to develop further once they acclimatise to a new environment after purchase. Although our beams are air dried, it also is not unusual for the ash to develop further shrinkage and movement as it continues to dry and adjust to your property’s temperature. If your beam is going to go above a fire, log burner, fire or intense heat, we recommend that the heat should be gradually increased over a period of a week or more if possible.

Please ensure that your beam is taken out of its wrapping immediately after receiving delivery to allow it to breathe and adjust.

We do not pre-drill beams as customers will need to ensure that fixings are secured to the wall are in the correct place. The beam sizes listed above are starting sizes and will decrease approximately 10mm during the planing and sanding process.

Depending on your choice of beam size, we will send you straight brackets, T-Shape Brackets or keyhole brackets. Should you have a preference, please leave a note in the ‘Order Notes’ section of the checkout when purchasing your ash beam.

If you are looking for a bespoke size beam, please order the size above what you require and specify your chosen size in the ‘Order Notes’ section of the checkout.

Planed and Sanded for the perfect finish.

Straight Bracket Beam Installation Guide

Straight Bracket Installation

Straight Bracket Oak Beam Installation

What you will need:

Spirit level, Drill, 10mm drill bit, 12mm drill bit, 10mm spanner, pencil

Step 1.
Using a spirit level draw a straight level line on your wall where you intend the shelf/beam to hang – Draw the line the same length as the shelf and mark the centre point (this will be the centre of your beam).

Step 2.
Fixing to a studwork wall:

If your fixing to a stud work wall it is important to find the uprights/noggins behind the plasterboard and get as many fixings as possible into the stud work (Professional advice should be taken for this and the weight of your beam considered)

Mark where the brackets need to be on the wall and transfer these measurements onto the beam.

Fixing to solid block wall:

Draw a straight line down the middle of the side of the beam you intend to put against the wall, then mark the centre of the beam. Measure out from the centre evenly each way and mark where your brackets will go. Transfer these measurements onto the straight line you have drawn on the wall.

Step 3.

Using the 12mm drill bit, drill into the beam just slightly longer than the length of the brackets (excluding the threaded part) – it is important to drill these holes straight and level.

Step 4.

Using the 10mm drill bit, drill a 60mm deep hole into each of you bracket markings on your wall keeping the drill straight and level – tap the rawl plugs into the holes, they should be flush with the wall.
If you are fixing into timber stud work it is possible to screw the brackets straight in to the timber with maybe a small pilot drill hole

Step 5.

Using the 10mm spanner screw the fixings into the wall. Don’t tighten all the way, the washers are optional and increase the load capacity of the shelf however they will leave a small 1.5mm gap behind the shelf / beam.

Step 6.

Gently Slide the shelf/beam onto the brackets ¾ of the way on so that you can still fit a 10mm spanner behind it.

Step 7.

Place the spirit level on the shelf /beam and adjust the brackets with the spanner until the shelf is perfectly level.  The threaded part of the bracket is positioned off centre the steel rod section enabling you to adjust the position of each bracket.

Step 8.

Finally, slide the shelf/beam all the way back flush against the wall and you’re done!

T-Type Bracket Beam Installation Guide

T-Type Bracket Installation

T-Type Bracket Oak Beam Installation

What you will need:

Spirit level, 2x Screws per bracket, Screwdriver, Drill, 10mm drill bit, 12mm drill bit, pencil

Step 1.
Using a spirit level draw a straight level line on your wall where you intend the shelf/beam to hang – Draw the line the same length as the shelf and mark the centre point (this will be the centre of your beam).

Step 2.
Fixing to a studwork wall:

If your fixing to a stud work wall it is important to find the uprights/noggins behind the plasterboard and get as many fixings as possible into the stud work (Professional advice should be taken for this and the weight of your beam considered)

Mark where the brackets need to be on the wall and transfer these measurements onto the beam.

Fixing to solid block wall:

Draw a straight line down the middle of the side of the beam you intend to put against the wall, then mark the centre of the beam. Measure out from the centre evenly each way and mark where your brackets will go. Transfer these measurements onto the straight line you have drawn on the wall.

Step 3.

Using the 12mm drill bit, drill into the beam just slightly longer than the length of the brackets – it is important to drill these holes straight and level.

Step 4.

Using the 10mm drill bit, drill a 60mm deep hole into each of you bracket markings on your wall keeping the drill straight and level – tap the rawl plugs into the holes, they should be flush with the wall.
If you are fixing into timber stud work it is possible to screw the brackets straight into the timber with maybe a small pilot drill hole

Step 5: Fix the T-Type brackets to the wall using a screwdriver. Due to the thickness of a T-Type bracket, you may wish to rebate a small amount out of the oak beam in order for accommodate it (approximately 3mm) in order for it to fit flush against the wall. Use a spirit level to accurately ensure that the brackets are level with each other before fixing into place.

Step 6: Fit the beam fully onto the bracket. As there is no grip on the T-Type bracket, we advise that you use a small amount of adhesive to ensure that it fits firmly in place.

Your bracket should now be successfully installed!

Competition Terms & Conditions

Did someone say free beam?

To enter your beam into our monthly competition, all you have to do is:

1: Take the best photo you can of your beautiful, installed and finished beam
2: Email your picture to competition@celtictimber.co.uk

Simple!

Every month we will publish a post with all of the pictures – the one with the most ‘likes’ or reactions will be named the winner and will receive a full refund for the beam!

*Celtic Timber reserve the right to choose the winner at their own discretion or decide tie-breakers
By entering your pictures into the competition you are allowing Celtic Timber use of the images for marketing purposes. In the case of the winner ordering multiple beams, for example as part of a fire surround, the cheapest beam will be refunded
Celtic Timber is a trading style of Plumstone Trading LTD

Keep an eye out for our post at the start of the following month with all of the competition entries.

Free Oak Beam Competition



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