"Ohio Buckeye" Mantel: Jerry is Roughing Out the Elements

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"Ohio Buckeye" Mantel

Jerry's current customer in the lineup asked for a family of deer to represent their own family, carved in the center scene on their mantel, with Jerry's signature oak leaves and acorns trailing left and right to the ends of the mantel face. Also featured  in the center scene will be an Ohio buckeye tree, our customer's initials carved into a tree, and an owl

Jerry's Work on this Mantel So Far

Jerry is currently carving this mantel. He began by outlining the elements with what he calls "stop cuts," or "first cuts," and after removing the background wood around those cuts, he is now working on roughing out the elements.

Coming Down the Road:

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New Custom Order in Qatar!

Jerry's newest order is for carved desk panels for our customer in Qatar!

Jerry has finished "Rocky Mountain High" Mantel

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"Rocky Mountain High" is an 8 ft. long mantel designed for our customers in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It features Pike's Peak, Garden of the Gods, the "Kissing Camels" formation, aspen and ponderosa pine trees, and many animals indigenous to Colorado.

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"Survival" Mantel

"Survival" mantel was designed and carved by Jerry for our customer in Houston, TX, who added a plexiglass top to the installed mantel, so that the light would shine down through the top of the wood carving into the "water."


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"Kootenay Lake" Mantel

This custom mantel was designed and carved by Jerry for our customer in British Columbia, Canada, who asked for river otters and a a standing blue heron with its head dipping into the "water." The customer installed a plexiglass shelf between the mantel top and and the body of the heron for a view down into the carving.