Meet CHESTER the critter! He is brown in color and carved out of pine and measures approximately 24" tall by approximately 8-10" in diameter. He is 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 critter its color. After doing the detail painting on the piece where needed, we then clearcoat the entire piece with the spar varnish which makes your critter suitable for the great outdoors as well as in the house!
All of our carvings have a relief cut up the back 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.
Please keep in mind that no two pieces of wood are exactly the same. They each have their own natural beauty, wood grains and blemishes, which help to make each sculpture a unique, one of a kind, piece of art.
This critter is made by artist Andy Kosel, from The Country Workshop out of Red Lodge, Montana and signed with his initials.
All pieces come with a Care Tag which informs you how to take care of your carving to keep it looking as good as new!