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Our customer wanted Jerry's design for this mantel to feature the animals that their young son Dakota has taken from his many hunting trips.  The mantel is for the trophy room of their beautiful home in Wyoming.  Hi Wes and Lisa!

Step-by-step photos begin below.

 


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MANTEL DESIGN 01/30/08: WHOLE

A view of the design from the left.

MANTEL DESIGN 01/30/08: WHOLE

A view from the right.

MANTEL DESIGN 01/30/08: LEFT

Wolves and buffalo scene.

MANTEL DESIGN 01/30/08: CENTER

Elk and black bear scene.

MANTEL DESIGN 01/30/08: RIGHT

Deer and mountain lion scene.

MANTEL DESIGN 01/30/08: LEFT RETURN

A marlin will be carved on the left return...

MANTEL DESIGN 01/30/08: RIGHT RETURN

...and on the right return.

DESIGN TRANSFERRED 02/06/08: WHOLE

The scenes across the face of the mantel viewed from the left.

DESIGN TRANSFERRED 02/06/08: WHOLE

The scenes across the face of the mantel viewed from the right.

DESIGN TRANSFERRED 02/06/08: LEFT RETURN

A marlin will be carved into the left return.

DESIGN TRANSFERRED 02/06/08: RIGHT RETURN

Another marlin will be carved into the right return.

DESIGN TRANSFERRED 02/06/08: LEFT

The scene on the left will feature wolves and buffalo.

DESIGN TRANSFERRED 02/06/08: CENTER

The center scene will feature an elk and a black bear.

DESIGN TRANSFERRED 02/06/08: RIGHT

The scene on the right will feature a deer and a mountain lion.

DESIGN TRANSFERRED 02/06/08: CENTER TO LEFT

A view of the left half of the mantel face.

DESIGN TRANSFERRED 02/06/08: CENTER TO RIGHT

A view of the right half of the mantel face.

STOP CUTS AND BACKGROUND WOOD REMOVAL 02/12/08: WHOLE

Jerry has completed...

STOP CUTS AND BACKGROUND WOOD REMOVAL 02/12/08: WHOLE

...the first step...

STOP CUTS AND BACKGROUND WOOD REMOVAL 02/12/08: WHOLE

...in the carving process.

STOP CUTS AND BACKGROUND WOOD REMOVAL 02/12/08: WHOLE

A view from the left return.

STOP CUTS AND BACKGROUND WOOD REMOVAL 02/12/08: WHOLE

A view from the right return.

STOP CUTS AND BACKGROUND WOOD REMOVAL 02/12/08: LEFT

The wolves and buffalo scene on the left.

STOP CUTS AND BACKGROUND WOOD REMOVAL 02/12/08: CENTER

The elk and black bear scene in the center.

STOP CUTS AND BACKGROUND WOOD REMOVAL 02/12/08: RIGHT

The deer and mountain lion scene on the right.