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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.