Bad news, just like when we wanted to use if for our table, the barn wood is too warped and we won't be able to use it for the mantel.
Good news is we have David and Lisa. They heard of someone with an old farmhouse that was getting rid of their fireplace and they want to sell it.
They went to take a look and it is a 4x12 (will be narrowed)...nice and chunky and wide so we can put something on it
The price isn't bad either $60....SOLD!
We now have a repurposed mantle! Yay!
Aloha a Hui Hou!