Wonderful Carved Bear Coffee Table

A "Wonderful Carved Bear Coffee Table" like this, is sure to be a good conversation starter whenever guests come over. This carved bear coffee table would look especially great in a log cabin, log home, log chalet or timber framed home where there is the use of a lot of wood in the house.

The art of chainsaw carving is a fast-growing form of art that combines the modern technology of the chainsaw with the ancient art of woodcarving. On this chainsaw carving site you will find a variety of chainsaw artists and their amazing chainsaw art. Some of the pieces of chainsaw art you will find on this site include realistic deer chainsaw carving, chainsaw carved benches, totems, eagles, parakeets, owls, faces, giraffe and elephant chainsaw art, bears climbing trees, chairs and furniture with intricate chainsaw details. Each piece of chainsaw art is original and unique to the piece of wood that the art is carved out of. It's amazing to see the small details that each piece of chainsaw art provides, whether it be the details on the fur of a carved animal, or the wrinkles in the face of a carved piece of art.

The oldest chainsaw artist records go back to the 1950s, which include artists like Ray Murphy and Ken Kaiser. Although the general impression of the public is that it is largely performance art (because of the noise, sawdust, and very fast carving results), there are a few chainsaw carvers now producing stunning works of art. These works can be produced in a fraction of the time that would normally be expected if only conventional tools such as mallet and gouges were used. Many carvers continue to use other tools alongside the chainsaw, although the chainsaw remains the primary tool.

In the 1980s the art form really began to grow with Art Moe getting a lot of exposure for the craft at the Lumberjack World Championships held in Hayward, Wisconsin. This event was broadcast nationally. The addition of carving contests from the west coast to the east coast brought log carvers together to test their skills and learn from each other. The first Chainsaw Carving World Championships was held in 1987 and was won by then 24-year-old Barre Pinske. The 1980s also saw the development of the Cascade Chainsaw Sculptors Guild and their newsletter, The Cutting Edge, mailed out to many members throughout the Pacific Northwest and the rest of the United States. The 80's also brought the first book on chainsaw carving, Fun and Profitable Chainsaw Carving by William Westenhaver and Ron Hovde, published in 1982. Other books soon followed, including a book by Hal MacIntosh published in 1988 titled Chainsaw Art and in 2001 Chainsaw Carving: The Art and Craft. He published material on chainsaw carving that predated the popularity of the Internet.

Chainsaw carving is a unique way to make lots of inspiring log furniture designs with detailed animals and nature scenes carved into benches, tables, chairs and log shelves. Log Furniture, is the type of rustic furniture, that incorporates the use of whole logs in its design. Log Furniture is often very durable and long lasting, depending on the manufacturing methods used. Log furniture, reclaimed wood furniture and other types of rustic furniture have increased in popularity in recent years, and as a result, there are many more styles of decor and options available for those looking to furnish their mountain lodges, country homes or log cabins.


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