Wood Carving, Creature, Handmade Woodworking, Sculpture by Josh Carte, Unique Wood Art, Carved Home Decor, Maple Burl Carving, OOAK Wall Art


Shipping to United States: Free

This is an original wood carving by me, Josh. This unique creature makes a great wood gift.

I made this strange fella' in a piece of Big Leaf Maple Burl. This is a very unique wood, in that it has many pins and projections coming from it. I love the crustacean-like look of this wood.

"Igleador"....12" tall, 8 1/2" wide, 3 1/2" thick.

I made this carving using a variety of tools. I began with a chainsaw for "roughing out" the shape. I then refined the carving using several different burrs in my rotary hand tool. Once I achieved the desired shape, I sanded the wood to make it very smooth. I finished this carving with several coats of spray polyurethane and oil paint.

Burls are formed on trees due to some form of stress, usually an agrobacteria. The stressed tree sends lots of sprouts to a localized area, forming a burl. Burls are beautiful to view and they area also very dense and strong. The grain is interlocking and tight. I really love this particular species of burl because of its lovely color and interesting characteristics.

Everything in my shop is made by hand, by me, Josh. I don't have any elves or helpers. When you buy from me, you are helping to support a small business, not some huge corporation. My family and I really appreciate all of the wonderful folks who have been a part of allowing me to be a full-time artist.

FREE SHIPPING TO THE USA! Please contact me for international shipping.

Feel free to contact me here, message me at carpcuts [!at] live.com or call 740-979-5511. We can discuss any of my existing work or possibly a commission.

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Processing time

1-2 business days

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

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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