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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?

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Wood Carving Welcome Sign

Moose Sign Wood Carved Welcome Cabin Sign Decor

Moose Sign Wood Carving Welcome Sign

Michigan Moose Association

Loyal Order of Moose & Women of the Moose

Michigan Moose Association Website is an amazing site for those “moose lovers” in Michigan.  Like most moose organizations, their Website is filled with everything the moose hunter is looking for.  The MMA is having their annual 2017 Michigan Moose Association Convention this year in Kewaiden, Saulte Saint Marie, Michigan from August 10-13, 2017 and you can register on-line.  If you are from Michigan, I would highly recommend visiting their Website.

Do you love motorcycles and moose?  They have the “Moose Riders” club bringing the best of both worlds.  As I kept reading, the MAA have thousands of loyal men and women who support the “Children at Mooseheart” as well as the senior members at “moosehaven;” I’m totally impressed with the outreach in supporting their local community.

Ok, I might be dating myself, but I personally love to bowl!!  The MAA has a Men’s Bowling Tournament that just ended.  I can just feel the excitement of the “moose people” bowling together!  Somehow beer and bowling are such a great combination and their alley has an amazing sign with a “moose” inside a yellow road sign with a second sign reading, Moose Alley.

The best part of the organization is the Michigan Moose Youth Awareness Program!  In this day and age of cell phones, we have a lost generation who are taught about hunting, animals, nature and the beauty of this earth.  This is such a great opportunity for your boys and girls to learn to love the outdoors, learn about their environment and respect it and enjoy the life of hunting!!

I hope that my followers in Michigan will take the time to visit this amazing Website and share it freely!  The followers who live in other states, I encourage you to research for state for your local Moose Association so that you can take full advantage of their programs in your state.

As moose hunters, we are always looking for unique moose decor for our man/woman cave, hunting cabin or in our garage.  TheWoodGrainGallery Etsy Shop is the place where you can go for the most unique, wood carved (solid wood) gifts for your “moose decor.” This moose welcome sign is a perfect example of a custom wood carving that makes the perfect gift for all types of gift-giving occasions or “just because.”  We offer many different sizes to fit most budgets.  This is a MADE TO ORDER wood carving that gives you the freedom to pick the wood species, stain or no stain preference, choice of finish sealer, and color of the welcome engraving.  Ok, let’s say, instead of a welcome sign, you want something else engraved; no problem.  You can just contact us with your message; it could be name, Est. Date, special message or saying….just to name a few.  In some cases, at no extra charge, we have created a 2 sided sign that can be flipped to fit the occasion!  We love custom orders.  We use Etsy as our e-commerce because Etsy is dedicated to protecting the buyer and if you’re not 100% satisfied with your purchase, Etsy will step in to make sure you are taken care of.  As a new customer to our shop, I encourage you to read some of our 231 positive 5 star reviews to learn about our company, our values and our customer service.  We would love the opportunity to work for you.  I hope you found this article helpful!

 

 

Heather Flower Wood Carving

Hand Painted Wood Letter H for Walls

Wooden Letter H + Heather Flower

Wooden Letters for Walls

The spring and summer outdoor flowers inspire the garden lover’s everywhere.  It’s so colorful and beautiful!  You see everybody outside enjoying the wonderful weather and creating beauty with their gardening skills.  Here, at TheWoodGrainGallery, we have created the floral alphabet that combines wood carved capital letters with a corresponding flower that comes in many different sizes; can be ordered as unfinished, stained or custom painted as seen above!   Now, you can bring the springtime and summer flowers inside and enjoy them all year round.  This hand painted wood carving will look stunning in any room of your home!

These make amazing gift ideas for Mom’s birthday, Mother’s Day, Christmas, 5th Wood Anniversary,Valentine’s Day, and wedding gifts just to name a few!  It’s always a challenge to find a gift that is unique, OOAK, for that special occasion.

As a professional, we find ourselves in a position where we spend money to purchase a gift for our clients.  This wood carving lends itself nicely to the real estate industry!  Can you imagine how excited your customer would be to receive this gift to hang in their entryway of their new home!!   It classy! Your customer will remember you every time they look at their special gift – it’s a new way to get referrals!  I haven’t forgotten about the advertizing aspect for the real estate agent; we will, at no extra charge, engrave on the back your business card information.  This way, your customer will never lose your contact information!!

This could be a new trend in gift-giving for co-workers at the annual Christmas party, gift for your boss or team lead.  We have over 800 wood carvings at TheWoodGrainGallery Etsy Gift Shop.   We are starting our Christmas Shopping Campaign early.  CHRISTMAS IN JULY until the end of the year! CUSTOM orders take time. Don’t wait!! Use our Percentage Discounts: BUY2GET10, BUY3GET15, BUY4GET20, BUY5GET25 percent discount during the checkout process!   Drop us a note if you have any questions about our custom designing services or the products we currently offer.