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Carving Care

Our chainsaw carvers use their skills to transform raw logs or blocks of wood into chainsaw carved art. It is important to remember that these logs were once living trees, constantly growing and changing. Each carving will need time to adjust to its new climate/environment and there will likely be changes within the wood including checking/cracking.

All wood will check and change over time. 

The most ideal location for a carving is in the shade with the feet dry. By using bricks, furniture slides, shims you can create an air gap to allow the wood to breathe. 

Please read through the information below for more information on caring for your new carving! 

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Sun is the enemy.
Put a little thought into where you place your carving.
The ideal location is in the shade with air flow beneath the bottom. 

Carving Care Advice:

Placing your carving in a shaded area slows the drying process, giving your carving time to acclimate to its new environment. 

 

It is important to remember that the log used to create your carving was once a living tree.

This log contains moisture and will need time to acclimate to its new environment. 

Indoors will protect the finish on a carving for a long time however, it is typically very dry and you may need to apply additional wood sealer for a fast drying environment. This may not be the most ideal location right away for your carving. Keep away from heat and A/C if possible. 

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ALWAYS Maintain Airflow Beneath Your Carving

Carving Care Advice: 

 Provide space for air to flow beneath your carving. At least 2-4 inches.

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Maintaining air flow beneath your carving is essential to the longevity of your carving. Your carving has multiple coats of wood sealer on all sides except the bottom. 

 

*PLEASE NOTE*

If moisture is unable to leave your carving, you may see some fungus/mold appear. It can easily be brushed off with a nylon brush and vinegar or bleach. This is a sign that proper airflow is not ensured beneath your carving.

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We recommend re-sealing your carving.
One week, one month, every six months.
You will be the best judge of when your carving is ready for a coat of sealer.

 

Carving Care Advice:

We recommend re-sealing your carving. One week, one month, and annually. You will be the best judge of when your carving is ready for a coat of sealer.

If you notice changes in your carvings, it may be time to seal your carving. Our carvings have been sealed with 3 coats of FLOOD penetrating wood sealer. You can also use timber oils and/or urethanes. Brush it on.

Wood is an unpredictable medium, and it is impossible to predict cracks or changes the wood may develop over time. We have followed the highest standards in sealing and preserving our carvings. 

 

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