Fireplace Mantels

Champion Legacy Lumber is a small, family-owned and operated business located in Toccoa, GA.  We specialize in milling rustic mantels for your fireplace. We scour the forests of the Southeast in search of the most beautiful wood specimens available.  Our goal is to offer an extremely high quality product at a very affordable price.  

Serving Toccoa and the surrounding areas, our company is made up of father and son, George and Hugh Champion. Mrs. Martha Boyer runs our office.  We would be lost without her.  Feel free to contact us and let us know how we can spruce up your fireplace.



Twin Cedar Mantels

Twin Cedar Mantels

This series of images shows the rustic appeal of a truly unique piece of cedar. Take the time to closely examine each photo and notice the abundant character. The rich, deep red color makes the cedar mantel a favorite.


The color and markings on this Maple Mantel are truly mesmerizing. Pay close attention to the details in these photos. The emerald green stain occurred naturally on this piece.


Too much pine, too little mill.

Too much pine, too little mill.

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A Walnut Mantel is the epitome of warmth and tone. The dark, flowing grain along with the trademark chocolate coloring makes this piece truly relaxing.


This is one of my personal favorites. The bark on the front edge really makes this piece unique. The quartersawing really stands out. Notice the grain pattern covering the entire top. This Oak would have a strong presence in any lodge.


This mantel lends itself to a more contemporary style with its squared front edge. This effect also displays the beautiful grain pattern.


The Ambrosia Maple is named for the Ambrosia worm which burrows through the wood, leaving behind a beautiful pattern. These pieces always have an abundance of character. This mantel was recently installed in a new home here in Toccoa.


Hugh Champion

Hugh grew up in Chilton County Alabama. In the spring of 2000 he moved to Toccoa, Georgia to get his college degree. In the spring of 2003 he graduated and married his college sweetheart Stephanie. They have four children: Kelsi, Ava, Isaac, and Sylvie. 

Hugh has been around the timber industry all of his life because of his father, George. In 2005 Hugh began working as a timber buyer for Coldwater Timber in Elberton, Georgia. In 2007 Champion Legacy Resources was started.  Its main function is to buy timber. In April of 2008 the company bought a sawmill and Champion Legacy Lumber was born.


-photos of completed and installed mantles-

LINKS - A great source for remodeling of fireplaces, grills, stoves, bath and shower enclosures.  Some of our mantel pieces are showcased in their showrooms in Jefferson, GA and on Lake Oconee in Eatonton, GA.

The Forestry Forum - Forest products industry forums concerning forestry, sawmills, chainsaws, woodworking, timberframing and almost everything else concerning forests and trees.


What is a Board Foot (bf)?

A board foot, or bf,  is a standard unit of measurement used in the lumber industry.  Board footage can be calculated by multiplying a board's Width (in) x Thickness (in) x Length (ft), then dividing by 12.  For example, a 2"x4" board that is 10 feet long would be calculated as follows:

2" x 4" x 10' = 80
80 /12 = 6.6 board feet (bf)

Therefore, your 10 foot long 2 x 4 would equal 6.6 bf.
The charts below have been added for quick reference.