WHAT TYPE OF WOOD DO YOU USE?
We use nearly every type of wood. Pine and Oak are the most available, but we prefer Pine, Cedar, Poplar, and Cottonwood.
Hardwoods are much harder on equipment, but last slightly longer.
Softwoods take detail better, but sometimes decay faster.
Cedar.... Cedar is amazing. We love it.
WILL MY SCULPTURE CRACK/CHECK?
Yes. Simply put.
We would like to remind you that wood is a natural product and any cracking or checking that may occur is part of the natural drying process. It shouldn’t be seen as a blemish or defect, but only adds character to your wood sculpture.
We do our best preparing your carving to withstand the elements, but some care is your responsibility as the new owner. If taken care of, your carving will last many years.
IS MY SCULPTURE WATERPROOF?
It is weatherproof, not waterproof.
With the right maintenance, your sculpture will be weatherproof. We highly suggest that the sculpture goes on a covered porch or somewhere slightly protected from the elements. Harsh sunlight and moisture can lead to premature decay of the wood if not protected well.
Your sculpture, if exposed to the elements, will need maintenance every 12-24 months. This maintenance is typically resealing the sculpture with a timber oil, or urethane product.
Contact James to confirm which product to use.