This sleepy little bear with one of his back legs hanging down is carved out of pine and measures approximately 30" long by 17" wide and weighs approximately 40 pounds. It is designed to lay flat on the edge of a table, mantle, ledge, bench or wherever you choose. You can further secure the bear by screwing it down. These photos shows the bear in the "grizzly" color...brown with a black overspray giving it a natural look with his right back leg hanging down and his head resting on his right front leg looking towards the right. Other options are available.
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.
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!