Artists often look for challenges in their creative work, and they experiment with many methods to enhance their abilities. While it has long been considered more of a craft than an art, wood is now a medium that has come into its own in the art world. Building beautiful pieces using the natural beauty of wood has become a popular art form, and this trend shows no signs of stopping soon. Artists, ever aware of buyer preferences, have begun to produce more pieces in this versatile medium.

Turning wood on a lathe is one of the popular ways people create art from wood, but hand carving or combining wood with other materials is also popular. Many wood pieces are objects that can be useful as well as beautiful, and this gives them added value. Each piece has its own set of attributes that make it desirable as art.

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Combining Wood for Art

An artist who wants a wide variation in their color may decide to combine woods with different grain sizes, and they will often make this choice when they plan to stain the wood before completion.

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Wood of the World

Choosing the correct materials for any project is important to the outcome, but selecting the right woods is critical.

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Turning Out Wood Art

Turning wood looks as easy as tossing a glob of clay on a potter’s wheel, but it takes experience and knowledge to master this creative form.

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