Our Manchester mantel has a very unique look. The photos show this made in Oak with a traditional cherry brown stain. People are more familiar with Oak and it’s graining than probably all of the other available woods combined. Oak is in my opinion the most traditional material for anything wood. We can make all of our mantels in any wood you can imagine…and have. Oak takes on an older type of appeal, like a Stickley rocking chair when it’s treated with a darker stain.