This adorable BEAR is standing on a stump to get a better view of his surroundings! He is carved out of pine and measures approximately overall 30" tall by 17" wide. The bear is about 13 " tall and the stump he stands on is about 17" tall. He is carved out of one piece of wood. This bear has a cut out of the bottom of the stump to serve as a relief cut and to help make him lighter for shipping purposes. He weighs approximately 65 pounds so he's not likely to blow over!
He is made by Artist Andy Kosel from Red Lodge, Montana. Each carving comes with a care tag giving you instructions on how to keep your moose looking as good as knew.
Custom orders are always welcome!
THE BEAR IN THE MAKING:
This bear is carved out of pine 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 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!
Most of our critters have a relief cut up the back (where appropriate) 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.