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Celebrating Independence Day with a Handcarved Eagle

Celebrating Independence Day with a Handcarved Eagle

The majority of what White River produces are inspired by Classical architecture. These motifs are beautiful and functional, having stood the test of time. But that doesn’t mean we can’t be excited about something outside of our standard scope of work. This patriotic custom eagle carving was just such an opportunity.

The customer brought us the above images as their starting point. The left image shows the United States crest, which was the inspiration for the shape and layout of the eagle. The image on the right shows a wood eagle with the desired level of detail.


We developed the carving through a series of iterations, using a mix of CAD and hand drawing. This helped us work out the details and develop the shape. The final CAD drawing is below: 

This CAD file was converted into a beautiful carving. The final eagle is 17 ¾” wide, 14” tall, and 1 3/4″ thick. Below are photos showing off a host of special details.


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