If you’ve ever gone down the street and noticed someone selling wood carvings, you know how expensive these pieces can be. While totally gorgeous and beautiful in their own way, these carvings could set you back hundreds or even thousands of dollars if you aren’t too careful about where you’re buying from. One way to tell if you’re buying from a professional woodworker is by looking at the quality of their work. If the carvings look like they’re splitting or soggy, it’s time to look for someone else to buy from.
Don’t be afraid to ask the wood carver about the way that they work and the design process. This will help to prevent you from buying from someone who is a novice and charging too much for the items they’re creating. This isn’t to say that you shouldn’t buy from a wood carver who is brand new to the craft, but you need to be aware that they should not be charging as much for their work as someone who has years of experience and skill. The best way to find a professional wood carver is doing research in your local area and seeing who is available to you at any given time. Once you make the decision to hire someone to carve a piece of wood for you, they’ll need to know some details about what you’re looking for and anything else that might be of interest to make your work of art a completely unique piece for you.