How to Care for Your Chainsaw Carvings

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Things You'll Need

  • Dishwashing detergent

  • Water

  • Cloth

  • Furniture polish

Taking care of your chainsaw carvings require basic steps.

Chainsaw carving is the art of creating pieces of art, such as sculptures of animals, people and objects, out of wood using a chainsaw. These pieces of art are great for gift giving as well as show pieces. Taking proper care of your chainsaw carvings can help to ensure that they last for a long time. These care tips will help to make the task easier.


Step 1

Wash your chainsaw carving with water and a mild detergent. Pour 1/2 gallon of water into a bucket and add 1 tsp. of mild dishwashing detergent.

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Step 2

Dip a rag into the soapy water and use it to wash away dust and other debris from the surface of the chainsaw carving. Rinse with water and place it on a clean surface away from the sun to air dry.

Step 3

Spray two squirts of furniture polish onto a clean cloth. Apply the polish to the carving in a circular motion until it is applied evenly.


Keep your chainsaw carvings looking fresh by applying polyurethane to the surface once a year.


Do not keep your chainsaw carvings in direct sunlight to prevent drying of the wood and cracking.

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