This HANGING bear is carved out of pine and measures approximately 30" tall by 11" in diameter. This bear is done in the "grizzly" color...brown with a black overspray giving it a natural look! It weighs approximately 30 pounds . This bear is looking over his right shoulder and hangs onto your rail, garage door, or anywhere you'd like him to hang by attatching him with a screw through each paw.
NOTE: This bear DOES NOT have the relief cut; it would be too visible and detract from his good looks!
THE BEAR IN THE MAKING:
Our bears are carved out of pine. They are cut out with a chainsaw and then placed in a kiln to dry. Once the drying process is complete, we continue to detail them using various grinders and sanders, as well as carving knives.
We then mix pigment with Marine Spar Varnish to give the bear its color. After doing the detail painting on the face and paws (if needed), we then clearcoat the entire piece with the spar varnish which makes your bear suitable for the great outdoors as well as in the house.
All of our bears have a relief cut up the back (in this case a "V" cut on the middle where it will be mounted) to help relieve any possible stress in the log as the wood expands and contracts throughout the seasons. This is a very normal occurance, and in this way most of the expansion is directed towards the cut which lessens the chance (and hopefully eliminates the chance) of cracks in undesireable places.
This bear is made by artist Andy Kosel, from The Country Workshop out of Red Lodge, Montana.
Included with each bear is a care tag giving you instructions on how to keep your bear looking as good as new!