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Victory Ocean Sailing Ship

Vintage Sailing Ship Wood Carving

Vintage Sailing Ship Wood Carving

 

This stunning, wood carved vintage sailing ship, called the Victory Ocean Sail Ship, was the first time for our company to create a collector’s nautical themed wall hanging.  The depth of the relief carving brings this wood carving to life!  As you look at this wall hanging, you can feel the waves hitting against the ship, the wind in the sail as the Victory Ocean Ship makes its way across the ocean!  We added the rope frame to encapsulate the motion in this sculpture.  

This is another example of a wood carving you will find in the “Outside-the-Box” category in our Etsy Gift Shop.

We were really amazed and our expectations exceeded by the detail our CNC machine was able to carve out.  Like all of our wood carvings, the CNC machine can only do so much.  The art of turning this into a masterpiece is done manually by the hand carvers in our shop.  Each piece goes through a rigorous hand sanding process eliminating any inconsistencies in the carving.  More often than not, the hard carvers add additional detail to the very fine aspects of the wood carving.  Our goal is to get that “wow” reaction we get from our customers when they receive this order and they take the time to leave our company a review.  We encourage you to read our reviews.

Our customers are very satisfied with our high quality, great customer service and our prompt delivery of their wood carvings. One of the things that our company prides itself in is that we offer many different sizes to meet many different budgets of our customers.  In addition, we offered the most common wood species/stain combinations and different options to finish your wood carving to give you complete control of your custom order process.  Our shop is located 3 miles from Johnson’s Workbench making it very easy to order and pick up wood that we may not have as an option in our listing.  Just ask and we will be able to give you the availability and cost for that particular wood species.  We are here to answer any of your questions and are ready to go to work for you.  Thank you visiting our blog today.

 

Cabin Decor Wolf Bear

Wolf Bear Cabin Decor Wood Carving

Wolf Bear Cabin Decor Wood Carving 

 

Are you looking for a unique, wolves fighting a bear in the woods wood carving that you can display on your Cabin Wall?  This is a new listing in our shop and we are very excited about introducing this piece just in time for the fall hunting season and upcoming gift giving opportunities such as birthdays, rustic wedding gifts, bear hunter gifts, wolf lover’s, and of course, the upcoming Christmas season.

I showed this piece to my brother-in-law who is an avid hunter.  The minute he saw this wood carving, his eyes bugged out and his jaw dropped.  He could not get over how realistic this wood carving was.  As he had it in his hands, he meticulously looked at and touched every inch of this wood carving.  In fact, when my visit with him was over (he had just undergone surgery), I could hardly get it out of his hands!! To me, that told me that we had carved a wolf bear wall hanging that was going to be very popular.

This particular piece is 13 x 11 inches in size, carved from cherry wood, stained with walnut (highlighting really makes the image come to life) and sealed with a satin finish.  The saw-tooth hanger is already attached on the back for convenient hanging.

We will be introducing new wood carvings similar to this type of theme for the hunters who have just about everything!!  If you have any questions or comments about this piece, you can always fill out the contact sheet below.  We would love to carve this magnificent piece for you.

Totem Pole Spirit Animal Wood Carving

Personalized Spirit Animal Totem Pole Wood Carving

 

Are you into “power animals” or “spirit animal” decor?  We were approached by a customer to create a family heirloom that represented the power animals of the family tree. This was such an exciting project to be a part of.  The process was quite simple.  She gave me the power animals and the placement order on the totem pole; then we started designing the wood carving.  We worked together for about a week or so, sharing images and changing things around on the design until she was 100% satisfied with the final design. Since this totem pole is only a 2.5 dimension wood carving; meaning that the back is flat, she needed to decide if she wanted it hanging on the wall or something that could be displayed on an office desk.  She decided on the latter.  We incorporated a piece of walnut live edge slab to create the stand for the totem pole to adhere to that accentuated the wood/stain combination she had chosen for this piece.  It turned out absolutely magnificent!

If you are interested in totem pole wood carved art or spirit/power animal wood carvings for your wall, we would be happy to work with you to make your vision a dream.  Please fill out the contact form below to get started.  We love custom orders!  What can we create for you?

 

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 thewoodgraingallery@yahoo.com.  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!