An Oak Beam – What A Great Way To Enhance Your Stoves’ Look
So, you’ve chosen the stove you always wanted and now it’s time to update your décor.
Possibly, one of the best adornments for your fireplace would be the addition of an oak beam to replicate an old-style lintel.
Historically, oak was the choice of builders when they needed a lintel to provide an opening for the fire and to support the chimney breast above.
Why oak? Oak is extremely robust and has a rather high flash point. Additionally, it was more readily available and both easier & cheaper to work than the most common alternative: stone.