Certain types of design are often suited to different kinds of wood. The material for each design is best selected on its own particular merit, be it colour, texture or density.
Generally, the finer the carving, the closer grained the wood should be. In practical terms, however, there exists a degree of variance in the density of all types of wood and so, providing the correct pieces can be found, there is a great deal of scope for artistic expression.
Where different materials are to be combined, their individual characteristics are accounted for as much as possible to ensure the piece's stability and visual impact.
At the outset, you may have a rough idea of what you would like to have carved. If you have a detailed template on which the carving is to be based, its crafting can get underway without delay. More usually though, we can help you to arrive at a design by means of research and consultation through a series of sketches that are refined to create a detailed template.