We sell quite a few slabs for mantels. Most are live edge and are 3-5″ thick. Recently a customer selected this 8x8x5′ cracked beam for her mantel. She knew just what she wanted – we are delighted when we have the missing piece of the puzzle someone has been looking for. What a fabulous mantel our cracked beam turned out to be! The contrasts of texture and color work together beautifully.