Wood Spirit Carving, Hand Carved Wood Art, Wood Wall Art, by Josh Carte, Carving of a Face, Natural Art, Perfect Wood Gift, Made in Ohio

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9 3/4” long, 3 1/2” wide, 2 1/2” thick

“Knot All It’s Cracked Up to Be”

I carved this face in a Fir knot. Fir knots are sort of like the forest’s driftwood. Any place a branch of a Pine meets the base of the tree, a knot is formed. When the tree eventually dies and decays back into the earth, all that remain are the resilient, pitch-filled knots, just chilling on the forest floor. It is said that spirits inhabit the knots, which allow them to live on for so long. My job is to release the spirits.

I used hand tools, grinders and various bits to carve this guy. He is finished with urethane and thinned, oils.


Ready to hang… There is a hanger on the back along with my signature. I include a certificate with all of my Wood Spirit Carvings.

You can message me here, email carpcuts [!at] live.com, or text 740-979-5511. Thanks!

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Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalized orders

Yes, I sometimes take custom orders :) Contact me and we can discuss the specifics.

I really enjoy creating themed walking sticks such as Odin, Thor, Baron Samedi or many, many other possibilities. If you'd like a stick with bears, owls, or whatever else you might have in mind, just shoot me a message and we can discuss it.

I am also happy to make custom chainsaw carvings of about any animal or object you'd like.

I know that, as a customer, you expect a certain level of control over the custom process and I, as an artist, expect a certain level of freedom. When we are able to meet in the middle, beautiful things can happen :)

Don't be afraid to message me :) Thanks so much!

Care instructions

My carvings can be cleaned using many different methods. A feather duster works nicely. Compressed air (duster or air compressor) also works well. If on a porch or indoors, my carvings will never need a new coat of sealer. Chainsaw carvings that are outdoors will need a fresh coat of sealer each year.

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