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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!

 

 

Great Spirit Blessing Plaque

Native Wood Carving

Native American Chief Wood Carving

Native Wood Carving is beautiful, meaningful, and a part of our American Culture.  We had the opportunity to create this stunning, wood carved, Native American Great Spirit Blessing Wall Hanging for a customer who contacted our shop, TheWoodGrainGallery Etsy Gift Shop.

This customer contacted us with their idea and words for the plaque.  The first step in our designing process was to find the American Chief wood carving that would be most appropriate for this plaque.  Once the customer made their selection, the next step in our process was to discuss their budget.  It is very important to our company that we design a piece that fits within the perimeters of their request including their budget.  Here, at TheWoodGrainGallery, we do not want any surprises that would disappoint our customer.

The customer gave us her budget and the overall dimensions of her Native American Plaque. Lastly, the customer provide us with the words that were going to be engraved into the plaque.  Once we have that information, I can start the designing process.  I work with a program called Aspire, and in this program, I am able to move around the different components of her plaque.  I make several different designs and then send the customer images of my design work.  Here is where the customer and I work very closely to finalize the final model to be carved.  When the customer gets these images, they communicate to me what part of the design they are happy with and what changes they would like to see.  We continue this process until we have agreed on the final design.

Once the design has been approved, we move on to the next stage of the process; selecting the wood species, stain or no stain preference and the sealer; satin flat finish, semi-gloss finish, or gloss poly finish.  The saw-tooth hanger is attached for convenient hanging once the finish wood carving arrives at their home.

Our customer chose a rustic feel to the wood carving; thus, they picked solid ash wood, stained with Early American stain (which was also pooled into the letters of the plaque for easy reading) and sealed her wood carving with a satin poly finish.

We used 2 techniques for this Native American Wall Plaque; relief wood carving of the American Chief and custom engraving for the Great Spirit Blessing. To bring the Native American Chief to life, we highlighted the wood carving to give the wood carving depth and brings the image to life!  Our custom was very happy with their purchase.  In fact, they left this review at our Etsy Shop.  This wood carving will become a family Heirloom that can be passed down from generation to generation and wood will last a lifetime!  Giving a wooden gift passes the test of time and the beauty and meaning of the plaque will be enjoyed by all who reads it for many, many years to come.

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Anna M on Apr 23, 2017
5 out of 5 stars

We love it. It’s exactly what we wanted, the color, the wood, the size. Perfect. Thank you very much.

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We would love the opportunity to work for you.  Do you have an idea you would like to turn into an amazing wood carving?  Just fill out the contact form below and we will be happy to work on this project together for you. We look forward to working for you.