Finally got the pics of my friends mantles in their timber framed home. I was having a bit of trouble seeing in my minds eye, how two mantles so narrow would work. So, here's the pic of the mantles as I milled and surfaced them, and two pics of the finished project. On my phone you couldn't really see the wood. So, this is the first time I've seen them on a bigger screen. One reason the top piece looks so dark is it's head on into the bark. They wanted to leave the bark on, and used an epoxy finish. Hope it lasts a long time.