The Marriott Hotel chain is opening a new location in Breckenridge Colorado. Which happens to be my old stomping grounds as a kid. My family lived in Breckenridge until I was 9 ys. old so it holds a special place in my heart. The Hotel asked me to make them a pair of end tables for their lobby. I started with two red oak logs and carved some cubs coming out of them…For the table tops, I cut two crosscut slabs off of a large poplar log and used the CNC to flatten them. Then, I sanded them, filled major cracks and finished them with several coats of satin polyurethane.
Oxalic acid was used to turn the green poplar wood into a beautiful gold!
Next, the bears were burned and sanded and an oil wood preservative was applied to the carvings before the table tops were attached. The tops were screwed and glued to the bases using small L brackets.
Here they are finished with my friend, Frank, relaxing and enjoying a nice hot drink.
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Wow. The bear have such expressive faces, so realistic. No doubt many people will enjoy them.
I was happy to see your post of these end tables. Fantastic work as always.
I hope you and yours are well.
It’s great to hear from you Beverly. We are loving life here in Virginia. If you are ever in SW Virginia, we live in Nickelsville and would love to visit with you. Im sorry we weren’t able to fit you in before the move. Try Adam at sicklinecarving.com and see if he can touch up your carving. Hope you’re having a good school year. Take care.
Hi Kris love your work…Bought your dvd and had a go at making the welcome bear ….. while not as good as yours had fun trying ! Your work is amazing and so enjoy seeing how each piece comes to life .
Alan all the way from Scotland!
Thanks for the feedback Alan, it’s great to hear from you. Send some pics if you have some.
Even these beautiful pictures do not do justice to the amazing works of art that Kris produces.
I am looking for someone to built a custom bench, I have a picture
Jennifer, I can make a bench for you. Shoot me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss. Thanks for getting in touch.