We walked around the property and picked out a log.
This is the other end of the log. Our mantel was cut from this end. Dwight used a wire brush and cleaned it and sanded the top and bottom. He then applied about 6 coats of Tung Oil and sanded between each application. It is not stained but the cleaning and Tung Oil brings out the color of the Cypress. They call those little dimples in the log scallops and they are caused by the water current and sand in the river.
Below is the fireplace where the mantel is going.
The mantel is installed and the firelpace will be complete when the tile guy returns and finishes the slate.
The other side of the outdoor area. The columns and the Travertine pavers are done and the fans have been installed. The single door on the left goes int the master bedroom and the double doors just to the right go into the study.