There is no better way to incorporate custom artwork into your landscape than with a chainsaw carving. This beautiful form of artwork can transform an old tree stump into a work of art. If you are interested in having a custom chainsaw carving in your yard, you might be wondering what type of wood works best for these types of projects. Carve Me a Bear! Chainsaw Carvings is here to talk about what types of wood works best for our custom are pieces.
What Type of Wood is Best for Carving?
When it comes to wood for chainsaw carvings, the best type to use is generally a softwood. The reason for this is that these woods don’t split during the carving process as much as other types tend to. We have compiled a list of the best types of wood for chainsaw carvings.
– Cottonwood: Even though Cottonwood is considered a hardwood, it is a beautiful wood to carve with a chainsaw. The light color is one that many people are drawn to. There are many different species within the Cottonwood category, and all of them work wonderfully well for chainsaw carvings.
– Pine: When many people think about pine, they think that it is a cheap would and don’t give it as much value. However, when it comes to chainsaw carvings, this is a go to type of wood. It curbs beautifully because it is so soft, and it is also quite affordable. Among the different types of pine, white pine is one of the most popular for chainsaw carvings.
– Ponderosa: Speaking of pine, ponderosa pine is one of the most sought-after woods for chainsaw carvings. The soft texture and light color distinguish it apart from other southern pines. In the western states, ponderosa pine is king. That is helpful, since we can find it so abundantly in our area.
– Red Cedar: While any cedar can be used to carve with a chainsaw, red cedar seems to be the most popular because of its vibrant red color. This is not one of the most ideal types of wood to use for chainsaw carvings, but it is one that is extremely popular. This is, in large part due to the vibrant color of this wood.
– Basswood: Basswood is one of the more optimal types of wood used for chainsaw carvings as well. Chainsaw artists find this wood extremely predictable and easy to work with. However, it is not always the first choice because it doesn’t have as much variety in the color and texture as other wood do.
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If you are looking for a custom piece of art for your property, consider transforming the space with a custom chainsaw carving. At Carve Me a Bear! Chainsaw Carvings, we will incorporate your vision into any piece we create for you. Call us today!