This polar bear was hand carved from a spruce tree harvested from my yard. I was inspired by Inuit designs of that magnificent creature.
I seasoned the wood for six years before carving. After the bear was carved and sanded, I applied three coats of polyeurethane, resulting in a nice, smooth finish. This bear comes with its own base that I carved from a piece of poplar wood, it measures 11.4 x 29.4 x 1.4 inches.