Horse Wood Carvings

Horse Head Wood Carvings

Right and Left Horse Head Set Wood Carving for Fence


This blog is dedicated to all the horse lover’s out there!! Horses are such amazing animals and I totally understand the relationship between the horse owner and their “baby.”  I remember riding a horse as a child and it was exciting! We are into rescuing dogs and cats and totally understand the “passion” for animals. They mean everything to us, and like you, we go crazy with decorating and purchasing items for our animals and it’s exciting, as a company, to be able to design horse decor!

TheWoodGrainGallery Etsy Gift Shop has been creating decorative wood carved shelf brackets and wall appliques for a long time but this customer requested an extra large, left and right, Horse Head wood carving set that he would attached to his Equestrian Horse Ranch Gate.  The photo you are looking at is the finished product. It turned out absolutely stunning: the horse head wood carvings are breathtaking, and gives the fence a very classy look!

You can see the full listing at our Etsy Gift Shop.  If you go to the listing, you will see that we are now able to list 10 photos of our wood carving. The sizing details are as follows: 27 x 21 x 2 inches carved from solid white oak wood, stained with Early American and sealed with outdoor polyurethane finish.  Since this is a custom order, you can order these larger or smaller, and we have many different horse heads to chose from; or if you are looking for the full horse we have those too!  Since this is an outside wood carving, your choice of wood is white oak or cypress.  We recommend white oak if your outdoor wood carving is somewhat protected from the direct climate.  If your piece is going to be unprotected and out in the full outdoor climate year round, we recommend cypress wood.

One question we get a lot from our customers is; how do we go from an idea to an approved design that is ready to be purchased and carved.  As you go through the 10 different photos of this listing, you will see the left and right horse head images that are actually CAD renderings of the horse head that we will be carving. During this process, we provide several different types of horse head models.  He finally approved this horse design but requested that we cut off the mane going down the side of the horse.  As custom order specialists, we believe that seeing CAD images will help you understand the process of getting from an idea to a final product.

Our goal here at TheWoodGrainGallery is that when you see this listing you will want to purchase it OR it inspires you to visit our shop, and get an idea of a custom horse design just for you.

I encourage all of our customers to visit our Etsy Gift Shop and do 2 things; on the left hand side of our front page you will find a long list of categories.  The first category is called “Wood Carvings on Sale” and I would recommend going into that category.  You will find a search bar and you can type in “horse” and all items that we have moved to the “sale” category that is horse related will be pulled up for your review.  Here is your first opportunity to get a stunning wood carving at our “sale” price.  Next, on the front page, you can type in the word “horse” and it will literally pull all items that are horse related.  If you find what you are looking for, great!  However, if you did not find the “perfect” wood carving, we offer free designing services and we love custom orders.  You can request a custom order by filling out the contact form below or once you are at our Etsy Gift Shop, you can contact me with your custom request. The information we need prior to starting your free designing service is your budget, size and a description of what you want us to create for you. You can attached to the contact form pictures or other files to help us understand your vision for the final wood carving. The last thing, which is very important, we need to know your hard deadline for shipping.

If you ever have any questions, you can always call me at (517) 449-2920 EST anytime between 9:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m. or email me directly with your questions at  I hope we have inspired the horse lover’s out there today with our Gate Keepers Horse Head Wood Carvings!

I’m wishing you all an amazing day!  Thank you for taking the time to read our blog!



American Bald Eagle

Patriotic Decor American Flag Bald Eagle Wood Carving

Patriotic Decor Wood Carving


Memorial Day Weekend 2017 has finally arrived! In my opinion, this holiday sparks the most emotion. Do you agree? There is so much going on this weekend; families leaving on vacations, people participating in the Memorial Day Parades all over the country, sharing a meal with family and friends, and for many, a special trip to their local cemeteries to honor our fallen heros!  However, some will be traveling to Arlington National Cemetery to pay our respects. Everybody pays their respects in different ways and that’s what makes America so great! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!

Here in America, we are very lucky to have the liberties and freedoms we all have, and sometimes take for granted, by the very men and women, as well as their families, who have given the ultimate sacrifice for keeping us safe!  I want to personally thank every man, woman, and their families who are enlisted in our military forces today, and continues the legacy of keeping us safe!  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.

TheWoodGrainGallery has been blessed with many opportunities to create beautiful, patriotic decor, wood carvings for our service men and women, and their families.  We specialize in custom wood carvings.  If you find yourself looking for a unique, wood carving to celebrate the military, I hope that you will contact our company and allows us the honor to serve you.

In closing, the staff at TheWoodGrainGallery are wishing you all a safe, fun-filled and blessed holiday weekend whatever your plans may be.





Custom Wood Carved Eagle for Home Depot

Wood Carved Eagle with US Flag

It’s springtime and there is no better place to get what you need for your spring cleanup and gardening needs than your local Home Depot.  It seems like there is one around every corner no matter where you live.  Besides the Home Depot’s amazing selection of items in their stores, this company does a great job in recognizing stellar employees. In fact, TheWoodGrainGallery was commissioned to carve the keystone piece of their amazing Employee Recognition Board for their new store in Pittston, Pennsylvania; American Bald Eagle with the United States Flag flying in the background.  As you can see from the photo sent to us of the finished project; the recognition board is classy and perfect for honoring their outstanding employees!  It was an honor to work for the Home Depot on this project.

Hopefully, as you are reading this blog entry, admiring the photo and story behind this project,and the gears are turning in your head.  How can I utilize TheWoodGrainGallery as a vendor for next up upcoming project?  We work well with commercial contractors and have over 35+ years of woodworking experience.  Before my husband retired, his professional career was engineering giving TheWoodGrainGallery the best of both worlds to offer it’s clients.



Treble Clef Wall Clock

TheWoodGrainGallery created this breathtaking unique wall clock specifically for the music lover! Over the years, we have been blessed to have come in contact with some very special people. This wood carved unique wall clock designed for the music lover is the latest in a long custom request list of wood carvings we have done for this amazing woman and her husband!

In fact, this is our 23rd custom wood carving for this couple! Their passion is custom, one-of-a-kind pieces that are created from things that are very special in their lives or have special meaning to the people who receive these carvings as gifts! It is such a pleasure to work with them and they have given new meaning to “custom wood services” that we provide to all of our customers! These customers have turned into VERY special friends to both my husband and myself who were brought together by our on-line business! Together, we worked closely with our customers on their design. Once we get an approved design, I start mocking it up in our software program. During this next phase, we work together on the CAD rendering images. The customer’s responsibility is to tell me what she likes and more importantly what she wants tweaked or removed. Our policy is to let our customers know that “we work for them.” We will work together on the design until they are 100% confident that the final design meets their needs! Our shop policy and goal is to provide 100% customer satisfaction from the first contact to our shop, through the entire purchasing process and finally to the end product sale. We will take the time to work with you to make you comfortable designing and buying a product unseen!

The next step in this process is picking the wood species, stain preference and finishing style. Sometimes, this can be the most difficult part of the process! We have a chart with the listings of the common woods and stains we work with so that you can get an idea of what your end wood carving may look like. NO two pieces will ever be the same even if you use the same wood species, same stain and finish. Each piece of wood has it’s own character and will absorb the stain differently. After the wood carving process, the exposed wood to be stained is end-grain and depending on the wood will take the stain in various depths. In our shop, we have over 450 listings and we try to cut pieces out of as many different woods we have, stain them in different ways and show unfinished raw wood, satin, semi-gloss and gloss polyurethane pieces so that you can get some idea of the finished look. All of our wood carving are carved from SOLID wood…PERIOD!

The final step is to package your wood carving in such a manner that it will arrive safely and in ONE piece! We take this part of the process very seriously as shipping of fine art can be a challenge! We pride ourselves on shipping out on the promised date or SOONER, if possible.
Finally, we want you as a repeat customer. After your first sale, you will get a thank you card with your personal shop coupon for a life-time 10% discount on single orders. It’s our way of thanking you for your business. In addition, we have developed what we call BUNDLE YOUR PURCHASES AND SAVE SHOP COUPONS; we offer 10%, 15%, 20% and 25% discount codes. You can find then in TheWoodGrainGallery Etsy Shop Announcement.