This curious little bear climbing up the wall and peeking through the window is carved out of pine and measures approximately 34" long by 12" in diameter and weighs approximately 55 pounds. It needs to be screwed down through each paw to a wood windowsill. Take special note of the detail done to his feet!
This bear is made by artist Andy Kosel, from The Country Workshop out of Red Lodge, Montana and signed with his initials.
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!
Most of our bears 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.