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Sailing ship nautical wood carving by Coastal Carvings & Sculptures
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Custom Nautical Wood Carving
Sailing ship done in basswood and painted by a local artisan.
The rope that supports the sails is made of bamboo and originated from a two
Inch diameter length of bamboo.
custom harbor seal marine life wood carving
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Custom Nature Wood Carving
Sally the seal done in basswood and is a close representation of a Maine coast harbor seal. Painted by a local Maine Artisan with whiskers also done in bamboo.
whale custom wood carving coastal carvings
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Custom Nature Wood Carving
Atlantic right whale done in basswood and finished with a natural wood finish. A realistic representation of an endangered species with the shape and form influenced by Wick Ahrens
sea turtle custom wood carving by Coastal Carvings and Sculptures
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Custom Marine Life Wood Carving
Atlantic green sea turtle done in basswood and a dark stain to emphasize the beauty of the natural wood. Depending on the nature of the carving the coloring can quite often enhance the texture and character.
staining custom sea turtle wood sculpture by coastal carvings & sculptures
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Custom Marine Life Wood Carving
Almost life size this Atlantic green sea turtle is done in Spanish cedar and finished with a light brown/ natural stain. Close to forty-eight inches in length and eighteen inches in height it makes quite a statement. A scowling face represents well the plight of the present day Atlantic green sea turtle.
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Custom Nature Wood Carving

African bush elephant measuring approximately twenty-three inches in height and fifteen inches in width . Done on basswood with a natural stain and protective finish.

lighthouse nautical wood carving by Phil Costello in Wells, ME
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Custom Nautical Wood Carving
Visitors and customers who travel to Maine always associate the great state of Maine with lighthouses. This is a recently craved lighthouse that so much represents the rocky Maine coast. Completed in basswood measuring approximately twenty one inches square.
lighthouse nautical wood carving by Phil Costello in Wells, ME
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Custom Nautical Wood Carving
Many say that this carved lighthouse is by far the most photographed and painted of all the lighthouses on the eastern seaboard, located in Cape Neddick. The “Nubble” lighthouse is carved in mahogany with a natural and protective wood finish. It is always available in the studio for viewing but is currently not for sale. Phil likes to keep it for everyone’s enjoyment.
custom sea turtle wood carving by Phil Costello in Wells, ME
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Custom Marine Life Wood Carving
The early carving stages of the Atlantic green sea turtle done in basswood approximately twenty one inches square.
Sail boat wood carving by Coastal Carvings & Sculptures in Wells, ME
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Custom Nautical Wood Carving
Sailboat tied to the dock but ready for the ocean. Wood is a two inch slab of mahogany measuring eighteen by twenty-four inches. Carving in mahogany is quite a challenge but the wood grain lends itself well to the final product.
Mermaid marine life custom wood carving by Phil Costello
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Custom Nautical Wood Carving
Basswood carving of an avatar mermaid . Completed with a natural finish and standing approximately 12 inches in height.
red lobster marine life by Coastal Carvings & Sculptures in Wells, ME
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Custom Marine Life Wood Carving
Maine lobster done in basswood and framed approximately thirty-two inches in length and twenty-three inches in height finished in oil based paints done in layers of black and red. The background is birch plywood which simulates a sandy ocean bottom and finished with polyurethane. The lobster was then waxed showing a slightly reflective surface similar to that of a moist lobster shell. On display in Phil’s studio for all his visitors.
humpback whale custom wood carving coastal carvings & sculptures
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Custom Marine Life Wood Carving
Humpback whale done in basswood with a natural finish. This high relief carving measures approximately thirty-four inches long and thirteen inches in height mounted on a finished pine mounting board.
Ogunquit foot bridge custom wood carving in Wells, ME
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Custom Nautical Wood Carving
This decorative carving done in Spanish cedar and completed with a natural finish. The walking bridge measures thirty-two inches in length and approximately thirteen inches in width. This is a replica of the footbridge that connects the footbridge beach parking lot with Footbridge Beach in Ogunquit Maine. The carving was completed the same day the reconstruction of the new footbridge was completed and opened to foot traffic.
humpback whale breaching marine life custom wood carving
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Custom Marine Life Wood Carving
This original two inch Mahogany wood slab measures two feet in length and twelve inches in width. The carving depicts a mother humpback whale breaching the water surface and her calf at a close distance. A light colored stain was applied and followed with a low gloss finish bringing this carving to life.
green sea turtle custom wood carving
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Custom Marine Life Wood Carving
Green sea turtle carved in basswood and painted by a local Maine artist. Measuring approximately twenty-four inches in length and eighteen inches in width. The highlights and details used brings this carving to life.
left and right facing custom wood carved sea horses
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Custom Seahorse Wood Carving
Finely detailed seahorses done in Spanish cedar and finished with a natural finish and satin top coat. The pair measure approximately thirty-three inches in length and thirteen inches in width.
old man of the sea custom nautical wood carving
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Custom Nautical Wood Carving
Nautical wood carving of the “Old Man in the Sea” done in basswood with a very natural wood grain finish. This exquisite carving brings this old fisherman to life.
koi fish custom marine life wood carving
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Custom Marine Life Wood Carving
Decorative Koi fish carved in basswood measuring eighteen inches square and painted by a local Maine artisan. The carving captures the detail of the Koi fish while the coloring enhances their beauty.
sand dollar wood carving nature custom
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Custom Marine Life Wood Carving
Nautical carving of a sand dollar carved into a two inch block of basswood and stained to depict the life-like color of an actual sand dollar. This basswood block measures eighteen inches by eighteen inches.
5 foot mermaid custom wood carving
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Custom Nautical Wood Carving
Mermaid of the southern Maine coast was done in mahogany measuring approximately five feet in length and carved both on the front and the back sides so she can be viewed from all angles. A dark stain was applied to bring out the natural beauty of the wood.
pointing hand custom wood carving
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Custom Wood Carving

A basswood carving is the hand pointing the way. Measuring approximately eighteen inches in length fourteen inches in height it points to the wood Carver in Phil’s studio.

compass custom wood carving
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Custom Nautical Wood Carving
A very detailed and layered carving done in basswood with a light wood stain and a natural finish. The wood carving block thickness was milled at one inch and the carving captured five layers within this one inch thickness.
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Custom Marine Life Wood Carving

Beach crab carved from Spanish Cedar with softwood floater frame measuring 25″w x 25″h x 2″d

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Custom Marine Life Wood Carving

Maine lobster caved out of Spanish cedar with softwood floater frame measuring 25″ h x 25″ w x 2″ d.

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Custom Wood Carving

Bird of Paradise hand carved out of Spanish cedar measuring 19″ w x 25″L

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