Country and Coast is a small, family business specializing in bespoke, solid handcrafted Oak Beams and Oak Beam Mantels.
All of our beautifully finished oak beam mantelpieces are made to order at our workshop in Llandudno, a seaside town on the coastline of North Wales.
We are motivated and passionate about our craft. We believe this is reflected in the high quality finish of our Oak Fireplace beams and in our exceptional customer service.
Country and Coast began with the vision of providing our customers with premium handcrafted Solid Oak products in Cheshire and North Wales. Bespoke oak products made with integrity and delivered with a personalized service. Our Solid Oak Mantels are now provided with full UK delivery. We are able to get our Oak Fireplace mantels from our workshop to your door in 24 hours.
No two Oak trees are identical, nor are there two identical Country and Coast Oak Mantels.
Made to measure, we create unique, one of a kind mantelpieces that add the finishing touch to any fireplace. Our Fireplace Oak beams take pride of place at the heart of many homes, we hope that yours will soon be among them.
A light Oak beam 6x6'' Traditionally worked.
A Rustic 5x5'' Oak Beam with Modern shaping.
A light Oak 8x4'' cut with a nice two tone colour running through. Modern shaping
A light Oak 6x4'' Traditionally shaped
A light Oak 6x4'' beam Traditonally shaped with a lovely two tone running through.
A light Oak 5x4'' Traditionally shaped oak beam
A Light Oak Traditionally shaped 6x4'' cut
A light Oak Modern shaped 8x4'' oak beam
A Light Oak 7x4'' Heavily worked and shaped.
A 6x6'' Modern shaped oak with Medium Danish oil finish. Danish oil bringing out some lovely Grain
A Medium coloured Oak beam with Danish oil. Traditionally worked 6x4
A Rustic shaped 6x4'' full of knots, cracks and character. Medium colour with a Danish oil finish.
A Danish oiled Medium Coloured 7x4'' on a Rustic cut of oak.
A golden 6x6'' Traditionally worked and finished with a medium Danish oil colouring.
A 8x4'' Traditionally shaped oak beam. Coloured with a Medium Danish oil colour.
Medium Oak 8x4 Traditionally finished with a nice two tone colouring.
Traditionally shaped 8x4'' oak beam with a lovely Danish oil Medium colouring.
A very Rustic cut of oak, full of character! 6x4 cut coloured with Danish oil giving a Medium finish.
6x4'' Oak beam Traditionally finished with a Medium Danish Oil stain.
A lovely 6x6 cut of oak. Traditionally finished with a Medium Danish oil stain.
A Traditionally shaped dark oak beam. A 6x4'' cut with a Jacobean stain.
A 5x5'' oak beam Traditionally shaped. Stained with a Dark Jacobean stain and wax
A Traditional 6x6'' Oak Beam with a Jacobean stain and Rugger Brown wax giving a lovely Chestnut colour.
A Modern shaped 7x4 with a Dark Jacobean stain and wax polish.
A Dark Jacobean oak beam. Rustic in style with added saw marks and heavy shaping.
A Dark Jacobean stained Oak 5x4 Beam. Shaped to a point on each end this beam has a lot of style!
A rustic heavy worked 6x4 with plenty of knots and cracks! Couloured with a Dark Jacoben stain and Fiddes wax.
A chunky 6x6 Modern shaped oak beam. Jaocbean stain with a Fiddes Rugger brown polish.
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Heavy worked Rustic styled 8x4 Oak Beam. Coloured with Jacobean stain and a Rugger brown wax.
A Heavily worked Oak Shelf. 4x8 cut of oak with a Jacobean Stain and a Fiddes Jacobean wax polish.
This 6x6 cut of Oak has plenty of character. Traditionally shaped and stained with a Dark Jacobean stain and a chestnut coloured Fiddes Wax.
4 Steps to your Perfect Oak Fireplace Beam!
Choose your Length
With our smallest oak cuts starting at 3ft running up to 8ft, we can shape and style an oak beam to suit the largest of fireplaces as well as the smallest! Let us help you select the perfect oak beam for your fireplace!
The size of your Oak Beam depends on what style you would like but also ties in with the length. A traditional Solid Beam style will have a larger face and a smaller depth giving the illusion of the beam being sunk into the wall. If the oak beam has a smaller face and larger depth, then we would call this an oak beam shelf. Popular cuts for our beam and oak shelves are 5x4 inches, 6x4, 7x4 and 8x4.
We do also provide square cuts of Oak starting at 4x4 inches running up to our large 6x6 inch cuts. These also look great and are often used as a supporting Beams rather than a floating beam mantel.
Select your style
The all important style! We have three main styles to choose from.
These Oak Beams are hand selected from our stock to have knots, cracks and a lot of character. We then get to work shaping your solid oak beam with heavy shaped curved edges and ends. We can also add saw marks and textured surfaces to give an apperance of an old farmhouse oak beam!
These are what most people think of as Oak fireplace beams. Classic beams still have a few cracks and knots but not as prevalant as our rustic style. Edges are curved and sanded smooth to the touch. These are our most popular style.
Modern Oak Mantels are finely sanded and planed with slightly rounded smooth edges. Our Modern Oak beams look fantastic in a more modern looking room. A contempory finish with minimal cracks and less knots that the other styles.
Choose your Colour
Colour is all down to personal preference and what colours you already have in your room. Here at Country and Coast we are happy to work with you to find a colour that suits. We quite often receive pictures from customers hoping to colour match a peice of furniture with their Oak Beam.
Light Oak, is simply finished with our clear Fiddes wax.
Medium Oak, We use Danish Oil to bring out the grain and give your beam a warm golden colour. Its then finished with Fiddes clear wax.
Dark Oak, Jacobean stain is used to darken the wood and to bring out the grain. We then use Fiddes dark oak wax to leave a dark brown finish with the oak grain brought to life!
If you have decided on your Oak Fireplace Beam , get in touch we are happy to help!
We are not a timber yard, neither are website company with pre made oak beams. We take the time to make sure that you get a bespoke handcrafted, one of a kind oak beam to take pride of place above your fireplace!
Fireplace Oak Mantel
The enviroment is very important to us here at Country and Coast so much so we only use sustainable Oak beams from certified suppliers of the FSC. The Forest Stewardship Council, this guarantees that all of our oak supplies come from a renewable managed forest.
What is Sustainable Oak?
Sustainable wood comes from managed forests. It’s renewable because the forest keepers manage the landscape to prevent damage to eco-systems, watersheds, wildlife and the oak trees themselves. This practice takes a long term rather than short term view of the resource.
The idea of a sustainable forest is for the trees to soak up carbon emissions and keep our air clean for generations to come. Just as important is creating a wildlife haven for the animals and birds of the forest. A single oak tree can support over a hundred different species, from birds to fungi, insects and mosses. Large scale deforestation can deprive many species of their home and food source, with catastrophic results.
Wood from unsustainable sources, on the other hand, is cut down without a second thought leaving bare areas that, unless they’re carefully treated, never really recover to their former glory.
Why Buy an Oak Beam from Country and Coast?
When buying an Oak Beam Fireplace from us rest assured your oak mantel shelf shall come from a sustainable forest supply. A forest where more trees are planted than felled. Our commitment is to only use oak from well managed forests and sustainable mills.
Each of our oak beams are made to order, with us selecting a cut of oak exactly to your requirements. Your beam shall be shaped, styled and even coloured to match your existing flooring or furniture colour. Lastly its waxed with our Fiddes wax or treated with a Treatex matt colouring. Your beam shall be pre drilled with our mounting pins ready for your fireplace. Lastly we carefully wrap your beam ready for collection with one of our 24hr express couriers.
We put all our effort into Country and Coast making sure that you can get the exact beam you want on your fireplace!