proceed with mantle???
Hey everyone. I've got a question that I'd like to ask even though I think I may already know the answer, but here goes.
My husband and I are installing a non-functioning fireplace in our basement remodel.Yes, non-functioning....the hubby doesn't want a real woodburning fireplace and if I'm going to have a fake fireplace I'd just as soon not have the gas or electric either....I just want something to put a fireplace candleabra in and look attractive and hang the stockings from etc. So anyway, on the subject of something to hang stockings from, this is the mantle I'd like to replicate:
So my question is....can we use this piece of wood? I mean, isn't it too green? What would happen if we used it anyway? Will we regret it later....even though we are going for the rustic look? Will it end up, in time,even more rustic looking than we want?
I would greatly appreciate any advice anyone has on how to proceed with this project....if at all....