Wood Carving, Root Sculpture, Hand Carved by Josh Carte, Rustic Decor, Unique Wood Art, Face Carving, OOAK, Wall Art, Beard, Wood Gift

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This is a wood carving in an Ironwood, root ball. I dug this root ball myself, dried it completely, and carved this unique fella in it.

"Puttin' Down Roots"... 10" tall, 19" wide, 10" thick... Ironwood, root ball...

This is a wall-art wood carving that I hand carved in a strong piece of Ironwood. It really makes a statement on the wall.


This is a very unique piece! There will never be another just like this one :)

Everything in my shop is made by hand, by me, Josh.

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I include a certificate with all of my wood spirit carvings. It just tells a little bit about me and adds some provenance to the work.


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 my family. We really appreciate it :) When you buy something from an artist, you're buying more than an object. You're buying hundreds of hours or errors and experimentation. You're buying years of frustration, and moments of pure joy. You're not buying one thing, you are buying a piece of a heart, a piece of a soul.... a small piece of someone else's life.


I carved this fella' using tools similar to those of a dentist. There is a hand piece, foot pedal and hanging motor that I use with various cutters to create all of my sculptures. I like to add just a tad of oil paint to accentuate my cuts. This carving is finished with 3 coats of spray polyurethane.

Be sure to view all of the pictures! You can zoom to see a larger image of the carving.

You can contact me here, carpcuts [!at] live.com or call 740-979-5511.

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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

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  • 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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