Whether to commemorate a special occasion, welcome visitors, inform the public, or memorialize a loved one, personalized wood carvings provide a unique media for your message. A custom designed, personalized carving also makes a unique wedding or retirement gift. Our gallery may inspire some ideas for the image and message you would like to convey.
In planning your personalized carving, it might be helpful to make notes of the following -
- Your size preference
- Ideas for the image
- Your message and how the message is placed vis-a-vis the image
- Type font preferences (fonts samples #1, font samples #2, font samples #3)
- Type of wood you would like to use
- Semi-gloss or gloss finish. Personalized carvings can also be ordered unfinished.
Ponderosa Pine often stains slightly darker than Douglas Fir and often it has more blue streaks. Both Ponderosa Pine and Douglas Fir will have knots. If you prefer that your carving be knot-free, Kipp is happy to discuss using an oak or other hardwood.
Samples available for carving can be viewed at www.vectorart3d.com. Kipp can also carve images from some photographs.
In addition to commemorative carvings, Kipp can create custom stands, bases and pedestals for artwork, taxidermy and special keepsakes. Please see the gallery for a sample base.
When you're ready to order, please call Kipp at (406) 287-3347 or send him an e-mail with your specifications. Kipp will provide you with an estimated cost for the project and shipping. All personalized carvings require payment in advance and Kipp will be happy to send you photos of your carving before it ships. Please allow up to 3 weeks before your carving is shipped.