Instructions For Hanging And
Your New Big Sky Carvers Woodcarving
Instructions for your Woodcarving
Thank you for owning one of our
woodcarvings! We have taken great care to craft this design for your long
term enjoyment. We hope the following guidelines will help to ensure it's
proper care. Enjoy!
Big Sky Bears and Cabin Carvings are carved
of solid western pine. Although we dry the wood as much as possible before
carving, some cracking is natural and only adds to the authenticity and
uniqueness of your bear. Knots and irregularities in the wood are also
natural and add character to your carving they make it unique. Only
plastic and other unnatural materials are perfect.
A periodic dusting with your favorite wax,
polish, cloth or feather duster is all that is required nothing else. Extremely
sunny spots should be avoided for display.
The most common question is "Can we put our
carving outside?" The answer is, although inside display is very
preferable, your carving can be outside if exposure is limited to areas of
minimal sunlight and moisture, and the following recommendations are followed
for protecting your carving outdoors.
for Protecting Cabin Carvings Used Outdoors
Moisture of any type will eventually harm
any wood product. If you intend to use your Cabin Carving in a location
where it will be exposed to the elements, or if your carving is losing it's
original appearance, a little extra protection will add to the life of your
purchase. We recommend brushing on Minwax's Helmsman Spar Urethane.
This is an excellent exterior finish and is widely available. It should be
applied to your carving as frequently as your conditions require. Just
follow the manufacture's instructions. The first time you apply the spar
urethane over our finish however, you should lightly sand the entire surface
with 220 grit sandpaper.
Please Note: Big Sky
Carvers will not be held responsible for carvings placed outdoors without proper
Climbing and Peeking Bears and Raccoons
Each peeking or climbing cabin carving
comes with predrilled holes and screws that enable you to securely fasten it in
place! The climbing cabin carving may be fastened to any outside corner of
a room, building or any type of wooden post or pole by carefully inserting
screws in predrilled holes and tightening it securely in place.