Unless you have come across Clark the Carver’s work, the thought of owning a chainsaw carving made out of wood has possibly not really crossed the mind of many people. There are so many unique ways to create a beautiful piece of art out of the trunk of a tree. They can make unique and one of a kind gifts for many occasions including wedding presents, birthday offerings, house warming gifts or anytime surprises. Because many people might be new to the art of chainsaw carving, Carve Me A Bear! Chainsaw Carvings is here to answer some frequently asked questions about what the process entails.
Do You Only Chainsaw Carve Wood Bears?
Bears are our most popular and bestselling item, but artist Clark the Carver, can carve just about anything into a piece of wood. He can carve almost any animal that you request as well as make custom furniture and name signs. Some other items that he has carved include: fireplace mantels, flower pots and planters, totems and other figures. You name it, he can carve it!
Where Does the Wood Clark Uses in His Chainsaw Carvings Come From?
If you have just had a tree removed from your yard, the ugly old tree stump can be turned into a beautiful piece of art. Often, people are attached to their old trees and this is a great way to preserve it. If you don’t have an old tree stump you want carved in place on your property, all of the wood that Carve Me A Bear! Chainsaw Carvings uses is reclaimed from tree service companies. Wood is also harvested from downed trees or trees that have fallen in storms or other natural ways.
What Types of Wood Does Clark Use to Carve?
There are many types of wood that Carve Me A Bear! Chainsaw Carvings uses, but the most common is pine since it is readily available in the Western United States area where Clark resides. Pine makes lightweight furniture and is a very practical choice. Other common woods used include ponderosa, cottonwood, and redwood. These are soft woods and aren’t as susceptible to cracking like hardwoods. Clark can try to accommodate any requests you might have.
How Durable is My Chainsaw Carving?
Your chainsaw carving should last for several years or more if you properly care for it. You want to treat it like you would any other piece of wooden furniture and keep it out of direct sunlight and away from dehumidifiers. A high quality wood varnish and clear coat are applied by Clark to preserve your carving and keep it protected against the elements, if you are planning to keep it outside. Clark also puts a relief cut in most of his carvings to help with the expanding and contracting that happens with changing weather.
How Do I Buy a Chainsaw Carving if I Don’t Live in Las Vegas, NV or Helena, MT?
If you don’t locally live in either of our locations, have no fear. We can ship anywhere. Clark the Carver has sold carvings to people all over the Western United States. But it doesn’t stop there, he has sold to people in numerous places all over the world. We can ship your carving to you no matter where you live.
Custom Chainsaw Carvings Made in Las Vegas, Nevada & Helena, Montana
If you are looking for something unique to add to your home or need a customized gift, chainsaw carvings are just that. Like stated above, they can be great for so many occasions. They are all made custom, so you won’t find anything like it anywhere else! Call us today for a quote on your custom carving or to find out what is in our inventory.