Friday, June 15, 2007

Northwest Pacific Coast Wood Sculptures Are Cedar

I received a question yesterday about our Northwest Pacific Coast wood sculptures or carvings. Since many of the purchases by customers are meant as gifts, the question was whether the backs of these carvings can be engraved with text. The Northwest Pacific Coast carvers tend to use either white or yellow cedar for their carvings since these are relatively soft wood to work with. They then use ink markers to write in the names of the carvings, the year and their own names on the backs. Engraving is not recommended since the wood is too soft for that. However, customers can easily use markers to add additional text in the backs of carvings.

See examples of Northwest Pacific Coast Wood Carvings.

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