Fine Woodcarving and Sculpture
The Harbor Mantel

Hand Carved Mantels + Fine Detailing by Maine Woodcarver John Bryan

Bas-relief, Entryways bas-relief, Mantel

A fine hand-carved mantelpiece is a classic canvas to build a legacy with. Each starts with a discussion, that leads to the creation of drawings that become the road map to the finished piece. These are some of my favorites. What would you choose to espouse on yours?

The Harbor Mantel

The Harbor Mantel

Centerpiece detail.

20" x 11" x 3/4"

Cherry. 2011

The Harbor Mantel

The Harbor Mantel

Commissioned library mantelpiece

55" x 77" x 7 1/2"  

Cherry. 2011

The Harbor Mantel

The Harbor Mantel

Pilaster detail of Black-crowned Night heron.

9" x 5" x 3/4"

Cherry. 2011

The Brumley Mantel

The Brumley Mantel

Centerpiece detail.

21" x 11" x 3/4"

Black walnut. 2000

The Brumley Mantel

The Brumley Mantel

Commissioned trophy room mantelpiece.

60" x 79" x 8"

Black walnut. 2000

The Brumley Mantel

The Brumley Mantel

Pilaster detail of Black spruce.

Black walnut. 2000

Brumley Mantel detail

Brumley Mantel detail

Streamside #3

Streamside #3

Commissioned carving to dress a mantel beam..

48" x 11" x 1 1/2"

Cherry. 1995

Mudjekeewis Mantel

Mudjekeewis Mantel

Commissioned library mantelpiece.

62" x 87" x 7 1/2"

Cherry. 1997

Mudjekeewis Mantel

Mudjekeewis Mantel

Centerpiece detail.

21" x 11" x 3/4"

Cherry. 1997

Mudjekeewis Mantel

Mudjekeewis Mantel

Pilaster detail of raspberries.

8" x 5" x 1/2"

Cherry. 1997

Streamside #1

Streamside #1

Centerpiece detail.

17" x 10 1/2" x 3/4"

Cherry. 1989

Streamside #1

Streamside #1

Mantelpiece with fly fishing theme.

62" x 72" x 7"

Cherry. 1989

Streamside #1

Streamside #1

Pilaster detail of dragonfly, and water lily.

10" x 5" x 3//4"

Cherry. 1989

Shorescape

Shorescape

Commissioned hearth panel.

21" x 54" x 3"

Cherry. 1991.

Shorescape

Shorescape

Detail.

Cherry. 1991

Royal Estuary

Royal Estuary

Commissioned wood stove mantel.

16" x 48" x 5"

Pickled Cherry. 1991

Streamside #2

Streamside #2

Commissioned mantelpiece.

54" x 72" x 7"

Cherry. 1992

Streamside #2

Streamside #2

Centerpiece detail.

17" x 10 1/2" x 3/4"

Cherry. 1992

Streamside #2

Streamside #2

Pilaster detail of Brook trout and Iris.

Cherry. 1992