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.