So, Just looking around for ideas on how to make a mantel shelf for my new fireplace and how to attach it. Came across this site.
For a 6"x6"X5' long douglas fir un-finished pine 'beam', they want $580 Thats $38.67 per board foot!
Granted, they do put a channel in the back to allow space for a 2x4 so you can mount it to the wall.
Gotta hand it to them. That's some kind of marketing!