This HAPPY little BLACK BEAR NESTLED IN THE STUMP is playing "peek-a-boo" with you! Note how is mouth is open! This bear is carved out of pine and measures approximately 31" tall by 12" in diameter. He is black and has a naturally colored stump. It weighs approximately 57 pounds. He is made by Artist Andy Kosel from Red Lodge, Montana. Each carving is signed with the artists initials and comes with a care tag giving you instructions on how to keep your bear looking as good as knew. Please allow 10-14 days for your order to ship. Stumps may vary as each log is different, but it will be as close to the one that's shown as possible!
PLEASE NOTE: We do not charge a handling fee for any of our items and special 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.