Cedar Log Carvings - Hand
Carved and Decorated
Decorative Summer Fireplace Logs and uncarved support Logs
Decorative Winter Mantle Logs and short uncarved support Logs
Carved Cedar Log Lamps
Carved Cedar Log Chairside Stands and Ash Trays
This site was updated last on August 17, 2017
Cedar Log Carvings of Maine
Bill Walton, Carver
The Snowberry Lane Atelier
28 Snowberry Lane, Orient, ME • 04471-4320
207-448-7758 - Please leave a message if no one answers ... or use my cell phone.
Cell 207-538-5459 - Please DO NOT leave a message on my cell but rather call again at a later time.
or send an e-mail to: BillWaltonOrient@aol.com
am in Maine year around. Please don't hesitate to contact me via my cell phone or by e-mail
you have any questions about purchasing any of my decorative LOG
CARVINGS ... not all the carvings displayed on this site are currently
I have a small inventory of some
common carvings and am willing to attempt certain other custom projects. SPECIAL
CARVING PROJECTS may include fireplace stools, cheese melting logs or almost
any other custom cedar log project that the purchaser and I agree on.
No packaging or shipping fee is charged if the purchaser receives his logs at the carver's shop in Orient, Maine.
No Maine State Sales Tax is applicable on products shipped or delivered by CLC outside the State of Maine.
My carvings are all done on native Eastern White Cedar that is often harvested from my own property in northeastern Maine.
All carved logs are finished with three coats of clear satin varnish (unless they are ordered "in the raw" ... i.e unvarnished).
The coloration of my carvings is either in ink (Sharpie Pen), wood stains (Cabot) or (Golden) acrylic paints ... or they are not colored.
Support Logs, Lampshades and some lamp parts, Maine Sales Tax, shipping and insurance are additional.
CLC products currently include:
(1) CARVED DECORATIVE SUMMER FIREPLACE LOGS
Fireplace Log carvings are oriented horizontally and are intended to be placed in a fireplace during the summer (non-burning season). Usually two (for small fireplaces) or five (for large fireplaces) uncarved, varnished logs are used to support a carved log in a fireplace. (The carved fireplace logs can also be displayed on a deep mantle or on the side of the fireplace during the winter. See MANTLE LOG CARVINGS, below.)
Horizontal Carved Logs are priced between $225.00 and $750.00 depending on the intricacy of the carving itself, the application and type of coloration and any special shaping required. Shipping and insurance costs and Maine State Sales Tax is additional. Please write or phone for a current Price List.
See more photos of Cedar Log Carvings at:
Large Common Loon Fireplace Log
Streamer Fly Mantle or Fireplace Log
(Two supporting summer fireplace logs are sold separately at $75.00 per pair)
9-3 Pattern Streamer Fly Mantle or Fireplace Log
Grey Ghost Streamer Fly
Other Streamer Fly Patterns are available by Custom Order
If you have a two-sided (see through) fireplace that you enjoy from rooms on both sides of the fireplace, I can carve a second figure on the opposite side of your log. It can be the same or a different carving.
(2) FULL SIZE uncarved Fireplace SUPPORT LOGS
Full size fireplace support logs are finished and protected with three coats of varnish
(unless ordered "in the raw").
Two Fireplace Support Logs (for small fireplaces) are recommended (Shipping, insurance and Maine State Sales Tax are additional)
Five full size fireplace support logs (for large fireplaces) are varnished with three coats of varnish: two layers of uncarved bottom logs are recommended for a large fireplace. Shipping, insurance and Maine State Sales Tax is additional.
Two Uncarved supporting bottom logs for a small fireplace.
(3) CARVED decorative WINTER MANTLE LOGS
Mantle Log carvings are oriented horizontally and are intended to be displayed on a mantle with two short, shaped, uncarved, varnished cradle logs which are sold separately ... see below. These mantle logs can be used for double duty in the summer fireplace with an appropriate number of full size support logs. (See SUMMER FIREPLACE LOGS and full size support logs, above.) Mantle Log Carvings are priced depending on the intricacy of the carving itself, the application and type of coloration and any special shaping required. Packaging, shipping and insurance costs and Maine State Sales Tax are additional.
Streamer Fly Mantle Piece Log and Chickadee on a Mitten Mantle Piece Log
(The two shaped supporting short mantle logs are sold separately.)
Ruffed Grouse in flight (large mantle or fireplace log)
These two photos are of the same carving ... but under different lighting conditions to show carving details.
Commmon Loon Mantle or Fireplace Log
Supporting Logs are not included ... see below.
(4) Short uncarved MANTLE SUPPORT LOGS
The two short
mantle support logs (in each photo above) are varnished with three coats of varnish (unless
ordered "in the raw"). Shipping, insurance and Maine State
Sales Tax are additional.
(5) CARVED vertical CHAIRSIDE STAND LOGS and ASH TRAYS
Chairside standing logs are carved for vertical use either with either a flat top or shaped to accept a glass ash tray for pipe or cigar. The carving sizes are usually slightly smaller and are usually of differently shaped subjects than are horizontal carvings. Chairside Stand Logs may be used as fireplace logs in large fireplaces.
Standing Piece with Hollow and with glass Ash Tray
Leaf Log Carving
Chairside Stand with small pattern Flying Ruffed Grouse with a Glass Ash Tray
Photo coming once I paint the Grouse and varnish the log.
(6) CARVED CEDAR LOG LAMPS
These carved and decorated logs make beautiful rustic lamps and are nessarily made from smaller logs. These lamps are sold with basic lamp hardware installed (drilled with electrical wire and wall plug, three-way bulb receptacle and a harp base. Carved Cedar Log Lamps cost between $350.00 and $450.00 (not including a shade, harp, finial and bulb).
Decorated shades are sometimes available to all purchasers in all local areas and in so many different sizes and shapes and colors and at prices commensurate with the decoration chosen. I recommend that you purchase your own shade, an appropriately sized harp to fit the shade you choose, a finial and a 3-way bulb ... the bulbs are too fragile to be packed and shipped).
Note the colored Fall Leaf design applied to the inside of the shade.
Shade if available and appliques are sold separately.
Jumping Fish Lamp
Note the fish design applied to the inside of the shade.
Shade, if available, and appliques are sold separately.
This Jumping Fish carved lamp has been sold but I'm planning on carving another, soon.
Deer with Antler Lamp - The shade is not included.
Because of the natural formation of the branch (antler) this lamp is one-of-a-kind.
(7) CEDAR LOG CARVED ASH TRAYS
Hummingbird Ash Tray
(8) Miscellaneous Carved Items
Photo coming soon
(9) Uncarved CEDAR LOG Display Disks
Slices of logs, 4" to 8" thick make fine display stands ... the edges are chamfered. the ends are sanded and the slices (cookies) are varnished with three coats of clear satin varnish. Prices depend on the number and size of the cookies as varnishing and sanding the ends is substantially more work. Cookies thinner than 4" are not recommended because they have a tendency to split all the way across and you end up with two pieces.
A minimum number of slices must be ordered.
See more photos of Cedar Log Carvings at:
The total cost of each displayed carved and decorated Cedar Log depends on 1) the individual carving that you choose, 2) the type of decoration you choose (if any), 3) any special shaping requested and to some degree, 4) the size of the log you choose.
A packaging charge, the actual shipping and insurance charges (if any) and Maine State Sales Tax (if your logs are delivered in Maine) are additional to any log price displayed.
Special CARVING PRICES
Special Shaping of Logs may include:
Bottom planing (so the log won't roll).
Top of a vertical or horizonal log hollowed/cupped ... or shaped for an ash tray
Candle Holes drilled (specify number and diameter of holes).
COLORIZATION AND DECORATION PRICES
Natural Finish - No Stain, Ink or Paint applied - No additional cost.
Color Applied (Stain, Ink or Acrylic Paint)
The charge for colorization is included in the price of log carvings displayed on this site.
LOG FactsAll logs are of Eastern White Cedar and they are stripped of bark, washed, lightly sanded and varnished prior to shipment (unless ordered "in the raw" i.e., unvarnished).
All logs have had limb stumps/holes cleaned and sanded flush, their ends slightly chamfered and mechanically sanded. The ends of cedar logs remain quite rough even after having been sanded and varnished.ALL Log Diameters are RANDOM ... the longer the log, usually, the larger the diameter. The customer may specify the length of a custom carved log and may request a specific diameter.
Cedar Logs are usually 22" to 28" in length.
28" is Maximum Standard Shipping Length.
Logs longer than 28" require special packaging with higher-than-normal shipping costs.
Both carved and uncarved cedar logs usually develop lengthwise cracks/splits as they age and dry. All logs may have natural or man-made imperfections and blemishes including spots of mildew ... many "support" logs have scars from a mechanical harvester.
PACKAGING and SHIPPING
Packaging (for shipment) is included for a standard size log or smaller.
Because of the size and weight of these logs, actual shipping costs, insurance fees and special handling costs (if any) are not included in the prices quoted. I am prepared to ship via : USPS/Parcel Post is cheapest and slowest, UPS or FedEx. Insurance is recommended on all shipments by common carrier.
The average cost to ship a single log to New England and the Middle Atlantic States is usually under $26.00 and is higher to more distant destinations.
Designs and Patterns
The following patterns and designs that are shown in bold face have been developed and are available. Designs and patterns in plain face are planned and are potentially available. In these photos, the angle of the camera to the piece may distort the shape of the actual carving or may distort the color of the finished piece. NOTE: Flash reflections may appear in some photos. Notice the flying grouse mantle piece carving, above, to understand what I mean.
Custom patterns and designs may be submitted by the purchaser but are subject to acceptance by the carver. Custom carvings will require a non-refundable deposit.
See more photos of Cedar Log Carvings at:
Ruffed Grouse - Flying
Woodcock - photo coming soon
Ducks - Various Species
Grouse Tail Feather
Jumping Landlocked Salmon
Swimming Landlocked Salmon
FISHING STREAMER FLYS
Grey Ghost and 9-3 Streamer Fly
Other FLAT Fishing Fly patterns are possible
The Fall Leaf carving (see above) is on three levels - the leaf is folded twice, up from the bottom then down. Although pictured in a horizonal position, this log is actually a 27" tall Chairside Stand with a hollowed top end ... but it can be used as a long fireplace log.
Maple or Moosewood Leaf
Oak Leaf with Acorns
Moose - Only in silhouette
Other carvings may be arranged by custom order
FAMILY NAME, EMBLEM OR MOTTO
Font Shape, Size, Character Overlap
See more photos of Cedar Log Carvings at:
Maine Sales Tax
For Direct Sales in Maine and shipments to Maine addresses I am required to collect the current Maine State Sales Tax on the actual price of the log, the carving, special shaping, color decoration and packaging. There is no sales tax on the charges for insurance or shipping. Carved logs may be picked up from my shop after making an appointment. Please phone me to discuss details.
Sorry, this website is not capable of allowing you to order these carvings online. Best is to phone or e-mail the carver (see my info at the top of this page) and we can discuss any question you have along with the shipping details for one of these carvings, or your custom carved design ... and appropriate payment and time arrangements.
Payment methods include:
1) CASH on delivery
2a) a Personal or Business Check drawn on a Maine Bank
2b) a Personal or Business Check drawn on a Bank not established in Maine
3) a Bank, Western Union or Postal Money Order
4) a Credit Card Transaction through PayPal. (You may use a credit card if you have (or establish) a PayPal account ... visit: www.paypal.com for more information.)
5) A direct transfer of funds from your bank to my bank account can be arranged but a bank fee may be charged by both banks that you will be responsible for.
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