Kevin and Tyler work side by side in our brand new workshop and gallery at 3791 Blossom Dr NE Salem Oregon. Our hours are Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  We have an "Experience" page on AirBnb, book yours today.  View Experience on Airbnb - Chainsaw Carving in Salem Oregon

Kevin began carving while working in his original trade, drywall.  He sculptured and carved using gypsum materials such as drywall and mud.  He pushed it to the limits artistically, but always felt he could not do what he really wanted with the materials.  He started playing around with chainsaw carving in 2004.  He moved to Eugene in 2006 and started carving with chisels.  In 2008 he started working with a local carver and by the end of the year he had taken over the shop and began his own carving business.  Carving comes natural to Kevin.  He feels this is his true calling.

Tyler has been carving side-by-side with his father, Kevin, since the 2009 Reedsport competition, where he helped with the tools.  After watching all of the excitement of the competition and all of the carvers, he began carving with Kevin right after returning home that summer.  As soon has he graduated High School, he started carving full time.  Like his father, he seems to be a natural at this art form and plans on making it his career.  Tyler has been carving with his father Kevin for 8 years. He became the youngest to earn the semi-pro competition in Reedsport in 2011 and becoming a “Pro” carver after only one year of carving with his dad, probably a world record. I, Sue (Wife and Mother) joined the crew when I began making tie-dyed clothing in 2011 and oil and acrylic paintings for the gallery. 

Every piece they create is hand-crafted with chainsaws, grinders, chisels, routers and sanders and range from cute unique gifts to 10 ft tall sculptures.  The benches, chairs and tables built only out of 1, 2 or 3 separate pieces of wood are incredibly solid structures and they have beds for the rustic cabin look.  They have rocking bears and snails for the little ones to ride, water features, swinging bears and other sculptures for the yard, all sorts of signs and plaques for inside or out, unique affordable gifts such as bears, squirrels, turtles, frogs, fish, dogs, cats, eagles, pigs, etc.  Then there are the elaborate sculptures worthy of a gallery setting or fancy show piece for the home.   The finish they use is suitable for outside as it is the same finish they use for log cabins yet has the sheen of a varnished look.  The pieces will last a long time outside with occasional re-application of the finish.

Whenever I mention to people what my husband and son do for a living, everyone always shows incredible interest, curiosity and intrigue, because of the unique nature of what they do and secretly I think many of them wish they could venture out and do something as creative and fun.  Help show your support for the art of Chainsaw Sculpture by purchasing some of their Chainsaw art and/or furniture. 

Their passion for chainsaw carving was the inspiration for the creation of our wood working shop and gallery. We have taken our creativity one step further by enabling Kevin’s imagination and vision to guide the restoration and expansion of the property from one end to the other. While restoring the 1905 craftsman style home, we incorporated a rustic, eclectic, old world flavor, engineered and trimmed with hand distressed timbers, specialty fixtures and a unique style beyond what you might expect from a humble wood craftsman.

As a family of artists, we want to share our passion for art, chainsaw art and provide guests with a new appreciation for art and creativity and spark their imaginations. We also want to share the unique and historic aspect of the property, bringing guests back to the turn of the century to appreciate our history and the craftmanship of the past. We believe every home should have art to inspire imaginations and the passion for art passed down from generation to generation. Our property consists of a large workshop, on-site mill, finishing room, three guest quarters and our historic home built in 1905 that we have artistically restored and updated, taking it into a level of unsurpassed craftsmanship, an experience in and of itself. Period antiques in the guest parlor provide the finishing touch to the unique experience. Two guest rooms are also offered on AirBnb that can be booked for the ultimate wood shop experience.  Couple a stay with a workshop and you can be a carver too!

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