This Welcome Bear is carved out of pine and measures approximately 30" tall by 13" wide and weighs about 55 pounds. He's kind of a lazy fella leaning on his sign that-a-way. He's a good lookin' , friendly and relaxed bear waiting to greet everybody! Notice the back of his right foot! This bear is all carved out of one piece of wood, this sign is carved in to the piece and is made by artist Andy Kosel, from The Country Workshop out of Red Lodge, Montana and signed with his initials. Custom orders are always welcome!
Included with each bear is a care tag giving you instructions on how to keep your bear looking as good as new!
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!