When deciding on a Wood Species for your Custom Fireplace Surround, you need to identify your most important mantel characteristics. When looking for durability, consider a very dense wood like Cherry, Walnut, Mahogany, or Reclaimed Antique Heart Pine. When looking for affordability, consider woods like Poplar, Maple, or Oak.
All of our Hardwood Options are beautiful in their own particular way. Be sure to look closely at the wood grain pattern (direction, consistency, & texture) as well as each of the hardwood's color when deciding on what to use in the construction of your Wood Fireplace Mantel Surround.