Chainsaw Kitsch - "Keeping the Oregon Woods Weird since 2017"

Chainsaw stump art at Radford LandcarftThere are many fine chainsaw carvers and many fine carvings of bears, wolves, eagles and other inspirational subjects . . . but that's not me. I carve the odd, the garish, the humorous, and the unique imbued with the flavor of the Pacific Northwest woods. The kind of sculptures that'll make visitors stop and say "Who the hell lives here?!" So if you're looking for something quirky and out-of-the-ordinary for your chainsaw art collection, you've come to the right spot.

A selection of the current line of carvings is under Chainsaw Kitsch Art, in the menu, some in stock and some that can be custom carved to your height dimensions (up to 6 feet). For custom carving, there are many variables affecting price, such as type of wood, complexity and size. Price ranges are based on vertical height range from $75 - $150/foot. Allow 2-3 weeks for custom carvings.

Carvings are done from Pacific Northwest woods - Doug fir, western red cedar, and alder, and receive two coats of polyurethane varnish or boiled linseed oil immediately after carving. Carving price is based on buyer pickup at my shop in Gales Creek, OR. I can also deliver within the Portland Metro area for a $25 delivery fee.

Tips on Maintenance
All chainsaw carvings will develop cracks and checks over time, regardless of whether it's seasoned or green wood. Expect it, it's part of the rustic nature of the carvings, but you can minimize it a little by following these guidelines.

•  Keeping carvings out of direct sun (outside) or away from heating sources/vents (inside) helps.

•  Don't put carvings directly on soil or grass. 2-3" of drain rock or 3/4" gravel underneath makes an excellent base.

•  A coating of oil-based polyurethane or spar varnish is needed once a year.

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