On a street corner in 1986 with a chainsaw in hand, Giselle Rutledge carved to her hearts content on her first piece and Fine Wood Carvings began. Through the following years, she found herself carving with her chainsaw through the United States, along highways, in parks and store fronts. People were amazed by the talents of this young aspiring artist.
Gisselle, eventually made her way to Texas seventeen years ago, where she settled and opened her first shop and store, in Waxahachie. As the years went by, she found several different ways to improve the quality of her art. She found by curing and drying the wood properly, the process helped prevent any splits or cracks,which helped preserve the piece for years to come. Also, she started using, not only the chainsaw for the sculptures details, but sanders and dremel tools, which provided a more realistic look to each and every one of her carvings. Once she began this process, people from all around the world made their way to Waxahachie to see her work. Many of whom went home with several pieces for their own. In 1994 she acquired her very own piece of commercial property. A beautiful log cabin now serves as her gallery which displays exquisite pieces of her art.
We are proud to carry a large selection of Gisselle’s carvings and wood furniture. Every piece is reasonably priced for everyone to enjoy and purchase. Your eyes will be amazed with the intricate detail of each piece of her collection. Stop by and check it out!
Burt Fleming with WoodBCreations has a natural talent that draws in a crowd. Burt takes his chainsaw and produces excitement and entertainment as detailed, impressive art sculptures take form with speed and ease. Burt carved the beautiful posts you’ll see on the front of our building, and we also have a couple of his outdoor pieces available in our Mercantile Store.
Steve Corcoran is from Gainesville, TX and owns Woods and Water Outdoors with his brother, Pat. Inside our mercantile store, you will find beautifully hand-carved wooden crosses of different sizes as well as some one-of-a-kind custom stocks for air rifles. Stop by and see these pieces in person to appreciate the workmanship and beauty!