Carved Wood Bear


The chainsaw carving stands approximately five feet and is definitely a fun piece to show off. Even though this might not be the Lone Ranger, he certainly is the lone ranger of the river. This chainsaw-carved wood sculpture captures the spirit of the bear as he does his best to tame the wild salmon to his own pleasure. Eric really enjoyed creating this wooden artwork out of a beautiful piece of Alaskan spruce. There is so much of the beautiful grain to admire and of course, it is all carved out of one log; even the hat–no add-on’s here. The Guardian Bear chainsaw carving was a fun sculpture to add to our bear collection.

The expressions of these bears are full of cheerful curiosity. This bear has lots of personality, and with a little imagination, you can create numerous variations. It is also easy to switch him up a bit by changing his pose. While my bear turns at the hips, you can also turn his head. It’s simple to carve the different poses if you keep track of the spine and use that as your center line.

Mama Bear was created to lean up against an archway looking up at her two cubs who have climbed up and are possibly getting into mischief. The client was thrilled with his latest chainsaw-carved acquisition. The Lunch in the Wild piece is over 12 feet tall and sits overlooking the bluff of the Straits of Juan de Fuca in the client’s flower garden.

bear wood carving

The client wanted Eric to create this adorable family of black bears frolicking in the front flower garden. When I started getting requests for handcarved bears, I carved them using models and patterns. Those first attempts were so bad that the fireplace rejected them. I decided to create my own version, depicting a bear how I thought it should look. His silly attitude and scruffy fur make him a fun project to carve. Happy Bear is approximately 3 feet of chainsaw carved fun.

This walking bear chainsaw carving above is one of our new styles from The Dreamer’s Woods. This fellow can be carved from nearly any wood; I suggest basswood, aspen, or sugar pine. A glove was omitted for this article for photographic purposes only.

The adorable expression on his little face made him an instant success. Eric’s daughter Tia, six years old, gave her dad’s sculpture her own seal of approval. This growling grizzly head was a custom chainsaw carving made to adorn the ridgepole of a log home. One of Eric’s first chainsaw carved all four’s bears, this little two and a half foot bear could just walk right into the folks’ laps. If one doesn’t have much space, here is a great way to still have a chainsaw carved sculpture by Eric Berson. This cute little bear is only 2 feet tall and is quite light weight.

Laughing Bear

Eric wanted to depict the love and care that Momma Bear has for her cub much like moms all over the world who care for their little “cubs”. This chainsaw carved sculpture of a family of bears climbing a spruce tree was one of Eric’s first large carvings. It stands approximately 12 feet tall and inspired many smaller versions of the sculpture. Jon Van Zyle, Alaskan artist famous for painting images of the Iditarod and other gorgeous Alaskan wildlife, commissioned Eric to sculpt with his chainsaw a very specific bear pose. The inspiration for this cedar carving was to capture a bear just as he was beginning to rise from a crouching position to survey his world. Mr. Van Zyle was very pleased with this piece and in fact it was one of the more popular sculptures during the summer of 2009.

bear wood carving

You can find the perfect wooden bear statue to decorate your living room or outdoor area. Our selection of intarsia wall art features bears, deer, horses, wolves, and other forest animals. We have several artists’ work for immediate shipment from our physical store in Pinetop, AZ. This charming wood sculpture of two bears chasing after a beehive really dresses up any corner of your house or porch.

Marshmallow Roasting Bear

Thank you, Jon, for commissioning such a fun piece of art. This picture features sculptures of a small family of black bears. The stumps from which the carvings are carved are from trees that a micro burst of storms blew down about three years ago.

  • This walking bear chainsaw carving above is one of our new styles from The Dreamer’s Woods.
  • Breck Bears as you can tell sold lots of chainsaw carved bears all through out Colorado.
  • He sells his carvings at local craft and carving shows.
  • This chainsaw-carved wood sculpture captures the spirit of the bear as he does his best to tame the wild salmon to his own pleasure.
  • The client was thrilled with his latest chainsaw-carved acquisition.

To freshen your artwork, simply apply a new coat of deck stain. Checks and cracks may occur and are a natural process of drying wood and should not be considered a flaw or defect of the carving, rather an enhancement to the character of the piece. These are two black bears that Eric carved for a client out of tree stumps left on his property after a micro burst of storms downed many of his trees.

Small Bear Carving In Log

If you change the shape of his eyes, making them oval, egg-shaped, or square instead of round, his whole attitude changes. You can even carve a holiday bear by adding a Santa hat for a festive, seasonal touch. Here we have a chainsaw carving of a bear who is just standing up to take a peek at what’s going on around him. Perhaps another bear is coming his way, or maybe a hiker has crossed his path; in any event, he’s just a curious guy and definitely not interested in bothering anyone. Eric enjoyed chainsaw carving this eight foot cedar growling grizzly.

bear wood carving

The Burly Bear works with an onsite chainsaw artist who can custom carve just about anything to match your home, cabin, or business. Our chainsaw wood carvings can be customized to a variety of different shapes and sizes at an affordable price. Whether you are looking for a bear carving to grab the attention of customers or decorating your front yard, big or small, we do it all! Our past work includes a waving Bigfoot carving, wooden bears holding “Welcome” signs, a 15 foot custom totem pole, and much more. Whether you are looking to decorate your cabin or liven up the front of your business, you are sure to find the perfect piece of art from The Burly Bear collection of chainsaw and wood carvings. Our online and physical store in Arizona are packed with a wide variety of chainsaw wood carvings, bear wall art, and cabin décor to add more rustic charm to your home, cabin, or business.

These two black stump bears Eric carved with his chainsaw are seen as one drives up to the client’s home. Jeff started woodcarving over 30 years ago, and still enjoys carving these one of a kind bears. All original wood bears are carved from his comment is here big, dead, dry ponderosa pine logs. Jeff’s bears can be found throughout the US and Canada, most national parks, and even Disney World. Carvings are made from natural wood products and are stained with a natural oil-based deck stain.

This was in 2015 that i started seriously carving wooden bears the bears would range from 6inch bears to 10 ft Grizzly bear carvings but mostly between 1ft, 2ft and 3ft Bears with welcome signs. People In Colorado Loved my bears for there front porches, cabins, gardens and some people just wanted to own sculpture from me. I chainsaw carved thousands of bears for people and now I love to carve bears because I’ve worked so hard to perfect my bear style and each bear i carve i get a little bit better. So when you purchase a wooden welcome bear from the woodcarvers you are getting a true piece of art that is made with love for the craft and that I have spent countless hours of my life perfecting. Needless to say i take pride in my bears and I know that weather they are for you or you are giving as a gift each bear is marvelous and unique and will make anyone happy to see these wood bears in person. Chainsaw carving is an art form dating back to the 1950s combining modern technology with the natural world.

Collection By John Hancock

He is spending his retirement with his wife, Kay, in Louisville, Colo. He sells his carvings at local craft and carving shows. What a great way to say “Welcome!” This charming little guy hangs about 3 feet on a wall or door and certainly adds a life of his own.