The Country Cottage Dark Oak Fireplace Beam

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Sizing guide
Colour: Dark
Section Size ( height x depth ): 14 x 10cm
Length Size: 80cm
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Our Country Cottage style beams feature carefully handcrafted rounded edges which introduce an elegant touch to traditional and contemporary styled rooms alike. Our Country Cottage style is defined by its natural, authentic charm. The oak displays its deciduous origins with unique grain patterns, splits and knots. Each beam is carefully selected from a collection of wood sourced from FSC certified forests ensuring that it is sustainable as well as beautiful! When you purchase a Country Cottage style beam you will be getting a one-of-a-kind, solid oak mantel. Known for its stylistic as well as practical characteristics, natural oak adds a rustic feel to the cottage style. Have your Country Cottage style beam hang charmingly above your log burner or fireplace, ensuring that your room is not only literally but aesthetically warm too! We know how essential it is to add depth of character to properties, which is why we have our Country Cottage style beams in a variety colours to suit your preferences. Our beams are available in dark, natural, warm or white. Please be mindful that due to the nature of picking a unique beam, each mantle will be original and display its own beauty as well as features of age individually. Allow for some further cracking as this beam becomes
accustomed to its new home.

Natural oak looks wonderful all year round, but if you’re wondering how to style your new Country Cottage style beams with complimentary pieces then consider:

Dark oak- perhaps you’ve chosen dark oak to tie together a coherent look with more
traditional looking furniture within your home. If you’re creating a cosy atmosphere then
consider cherry, mahogany and maple woods to compliment your dark oak fireplace beam.

Natural Oak- natural oak has warm undertones, from subtle reddish hues to deeper
yellow. If you want to create uniformity within the space then consider matching
natural oak with furniture pieces made from similar materials.

Warm Oak- if you want to further enhance the yellowish hues within warm oak, consider
honey oak as a matching wood.

White Oak- blonde-maple furniture pairs well with White Oak as it brings out the natural
yellow tones within the wood.

Installation Info

Useful Information

When you order one of our solid oak Fireplace Beams, you will receive concealed supports included in the price. These supports are perfect for mounting the surround on various surfaces such as stone, brick, and breeze block. If you have plasterboard walls and can locate and fix to the timber studs, you can also use these supports.

To ensure a secure installation, our fireplace beams are crafted with professionally machined holes in the back that perfectly fit the concealed supports. Additionally, we provide detailed fitting instructions with each beam. So you can confidently set up your new shelf with ease. All our beams will come with the fixings located on the largest face. If you would like the fixings to be located on the shorter side please add this is the customer notes section when ordering.

Download or view our installation guides here

14x14 Beam & solid wall shelf installation guide

14x10 Beam & solid wall shelf install guide

Plasterboard beam installation guide

Kindly be advised that we cannot be held accountable for any inaccuracies in installations or any damages that may occur during the installation process. Please note that we do not accept returns for items that have already been installed.

Our Oak + Dimensions

At Cottage Beams, we prioritise sustainability by sourcing oak from responsibly managed forests which are certified.
We are proud to collaborate with two tree planting partnerships, one being the Goosemoor Nature Reserve and the other is called One Tree Planted.

Oak Characteristics

The oak we use, which is either naturally air-dried or kiln dried, possess certain inherent traits. These are the result of the oak's reaction to environmental shifts and forces over time. These traits lend a distinct appearance to the oak and infuse a sense of "character" to every item we manufacture. As a result, each beam or shelf possesses its own unique set of traits and there will be variation between individual pieces. The following are the traits that are naturally found in our products:

Cracks (Checks)
Checks, or cracks that form in the wood, are typically the result of tension stress. These are less common in our kiln dried products and smaller cracks may have been filled.

Knots, often distinguished by a darker centre and a resin outline, stand out from the grain. They add unique character to the wood and lend authenticity to the timber boards as no two knots are identical.

Medullary Rays
These markings, known as "medullary rays", are a natural feature that enhances the rich character and beauty of all our oak products.


It's crucial to understand that since each of our products is handcrafted, there will be variations between each piece. Each beam or shelf will have its own unique grain pattern, cracks, knots, and splits that add to its natural traits. Please expect some further movement if placed above a heat source.


Beam sizes might vary slightly due to the machining and sanding process. Please allow for a 1.5cm variance. These minor differences are not considered defects.

Weight Guidelines

We recommend that each concealed rod fixing for solid walls can hold approximately 15kg; however this will depend on the depth of the shelf purchase and the integrity of the wall which it is installed on. We may use 12mm round bar for any beam over 14cm in depth and 200cm in length

Plasterboard fixings can be installed onto standard12mm to 16mm plasterboard


We offer a variety of colours however our most common colours are Natural, Warm, White and Dark. Please note colours may have slight differences from one piece to another. Although we try our best to match all colours and finishes, these variations are normal and not considered manufacturing defects.


1. Can I return my product
a. If you're looking to return your product, we've got you covered. But heads up, if your item has been tailor-made or customized just for you, we won't be able to take it back.

Ready to start a return? Simply head to our website's returns center. Remember, you'll need to send the goods back to us unused and in their original packaging within 30 days of delivery. The ball's in your court to make sure everything gets back to us.

2. I can't find the size I want
a. Most of our products can be ordered in a variety of sizes. If you are unable to locate the size on the website please contact us here with your specifications and we will see if it's something we can do.

3. Does this product come with fixings
a. Absolutely! Rest assured, all of our shelves are equipped with the necessary fixings to suit your specific wall type, whether it be solid masonry or plasterboard. Usually 2 fixings will be supplied for products under 140cm, 3 fixings from 140cm - 210cm. If you need your fixings located in a particular place please contact us. If you're specifically looking to mount shelves on plasterboard walls, we have a range of products designed especially for that purpose. Just make sure to select an item with the "for plasterboard walls" label in the title.

4. Can the fixings be used on both solid masonry and plasterboard walls?
a. Unfortunately, our products are designed specifically for either type of wall, not both. They might work on a stud wall, but only if you can find the timber studs. If your wall is dot-dab, please reach out to us for guidance.

5. Do you offer colour samples
a.Yes we encourage you to purchase a sample pack. We've created a rustic and smooth finish on each sample so you can get a better idea of the colouration differences between our styles. Each individual sample is unique and beautiful, so use them as a guide to find the perfect finish for your project.