Every day, trees are felled due to storm damage or because they pose a danger and are already dead. Never would a tree be cut down just do carve the stump into a piece of art, but when a tree is naturally taken down, or taken down because it poses a threat, Carve Me A Bear! Chainsaw Carvings has the opportunity to make the remaining stump into something beautiful. Clark the Carver can carve just about anything from a piece of wood, but there is something special about a turning an old tree stump into a sculpture that is a thing of beauty.
Before Choosing the Wood Carving Sculpture
Before you choose the sculpture you want your tree stump carved into, it is wise to spend some time studying the stump. Often, when you look at your tree stump, you can see an image in the way the wood is formed that would be perfect for a certain shape. Clark the Carver can also give his input on possibilities that lie in the carving of your tree stump. At that point, a drawing is produced, and the owner can give the okay to carve it or back to the drawing board we go to find the perfect idea.
Protect the Tree Stump from the Elements During Creation
When carving a tree stump, harsh weather is your worst nightmare. While the stump is getting carved, it will be protected to keep it safe from the elements while it is raw and unfinished. Depending on the size of the stump and its location, scaffolding may need to be built to help with creation. This isn’t always the case when dealing with smaller stumps that are easier to reach from the ground. Then the fun begins, and you can watch as a piece of art literally comes to life before your eyes.
Finishing & Preserving a Tree Stump Carving
Once your tree stump is carved, there are finishing touches that need to be put in place. You may have painting that needs to be done to expound on the details of the sculpture, or there may be wood burning to make different details stand out. Several variations in staining may take place as well at this point. While it is still protected by the sun and other harsh weather, it will be covered in a wood preservative. This preservative will protect your carving from harmful elements like insects, harsh weather, and even any staining that could damage your carving. With this kind of protection, you can count on your carving being around for many years to come.
Custom Wood Chainsaw Tree Stump & Other Carvings Made in Las Vegas, Nevada & Helena, Montana
It is important to note again that Carve Me A Bear! Chainsaw Carvings would never cut down a tree to carve its stump. Clark the Carver uses only reclaimed wood for all of his carvings and will only carve stumps that have fallen naturally or cut down for safety reasons. If you are looking for a unique way to showcase a tree stump in your yard, Carve Me A Bear! Chainsaw Carvings can turn that stump into a beautiful piece of art. Call us today!