The Wood Fireplace Surround...
Understated to Magnificent!

The wood fireplace surround designs featured here showcase the beautiful, finely crafted work of Pinecrest custom wood products.  From simple elegance to monumental magnificence, they can custom craft a wood fireplace surround for virtually any taste and budget!

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Founded  nearly  six  decades  ago  by Russell Underdahl, Sr., Pinecrest is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.   The company sells to the profes-
sional trade:  builders, architects, interior designers, developers, remodel-
ers,  lumberyards,  etc.,  and its custom wood products have become the preferred choice of some of the world’s top architects,  builders  and  de-
signers.

With more than one million installations to its credit, worldwide,  the com-
pany's  client  list  includes  a  veritable "Who's Who" of world leaders, ivy
league educational institutions, prominent hotels and casinos, department stores, Fortune 500 companies, and prestigious public buildings and librar-
ies.   And they can craft a beautiful custom wood fireplace surround
for you, too!

Pinecrest's collection of approximately 300 fireplace mantel designs  is  in-
spired by a broad range of styles and motifs from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.     Since each design is custom made,  they can create one for
you that meets your exact specifications and needs, such as the stunning surround pictured below!

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The relatively simple, but very elegant design that follows harkens from the 18th century and is ideal for a Colonial Style home.   It features a beautiful white enameled finish.

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The design pictured below draws its inspiration  from  Greek Revival archi-
tecture, which was popular in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, par-
ticularly in Northern Europe and the United States.  It features fluted col-
umns, Ionic capitals, and a Greek key pattern in the frieze, just below the top of the mantel shelf.

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Moving several decades  forward,  the late Victorian-era fireplace mantle de-
signs pictured at right and below show much  less  restraint in their ornamen-
tation.  Typical of the period, the dec-
oration  of  homes and furnishings was inspired and influenced by an  eclectic revival  and  interpretation (or reinter-
pretation) of historic styles, as well as the introduction of cross-cultural influ-
ences from the Middle East and Asia.




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The wood fireplace surround that follows was inspired by the work of  19th century  British  architect  and  furniture designer, Charles Eastlake (1836-
1906). Typical of the Eastlake Style, the fireplace mantle features geomet-
ric ornamentation, spindles, low relief carvings and incised lines.

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By the latter part of the 19th century, many viewed the  exuberant  orna-
mentation of late Victorian-era, i.e., Queen Anne architecture,  as "exces-
sive."    As a result, there was a movement in America to "get back to our roots," during which time many Americans discovered a renewed apprecia-
tion for their own heritage and architecture from the Colonial past.

The Colonial Revival Movement sparked a renewed interest in 18th century provincial Georgian and Neoclassical styles.     Generally more restrained or understated than their Victorian Queen Anne counterparts,  Colonial Reviv-
al fireplace mantle designs featured classical  motifs  such  as  paired  col-
umns, paneled friezes, and egg and dart moulding,  as shown in the follow-
ing example.

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Timeless Wood Fireplace Surround Designs

Simultaneously, during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with the ad-
vent  of  a  rapidly  rising  upper  class, enormous fortunes were created in America.     Feeling  that  American architecture and design was simply not grand enough, many of the newly rich looked to Europe for inspiration.

Monumental fireplace surrounds, such as the stunning Olde World European example pictured below, was just what they were looking for!     Beautifully carved, this magnificent mahogany mantelpiece  is  crowned  with  a  richly finished hooded overmantel bearing a coat of arms.

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During the 1920s and 1930s, period revival styles based on European prec-
edents became widely popular in North America among the middle  and  up-
per middle classes, as well.  The French-inspired design that follows is also beautifully crafted and appropriate for a period revival room or home. Finely carved with a limed wood finish,  it includes both an elegant mantel and an overmantel.

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The timelessness of these designs ensures they will continue to endure for generations to come . . . . . as they have endured for generations -- even centuries  --  before.    Having withstood the test of time,  they convey a sense of history, permanence, stability and continuity through their linkage of the present with the past.

Pinecrest's commitment to quality craftsmanship and fine detailing ensures that each wood fireplace surround they produce will also continue  to  en-
dure for many years to come.    With nearly six decades of experience and more  than  one  million  installations to date, their repertoire of styles and finishes is virtually limitless!

In addition to fireplace mantels,  Pinecrest manufactures a variety of other quality architectural products including  doors,  shutters,  grilles,  cornices, lighting fixtures and tin ceilings.      Please be sure to visit their website at www.pinecrestinc.com to see more examples of their outstanding work!



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