Cedar Log Carvings - Hand Carved and Decorated
Decorative Summer Fireplace Logs
and uncarved support Logs
Decorative Winter Mantle Logs and short uncarved support Logs
Carved Cedar Log Lamps

Carved Cedar Log Chairside Stands and Ash Trays

This site was updated last on August 17, 2017

Welcome  to

Bill Walton's
Cedar Log Carvings of Maine

Bill Walton, 
The Snowberry Lane Atelier
28 Snowberry Lane, Orient, ME • 04471-4320

Landline 207-448-7758 - Please leave a message if no one answers ... or use my cell phone.

Cell 207-538-5459 - Please DO NOT leave a message on my cell but rather call again at a later time.

or send an e-mail to:   BillWaltonOrient@aol.com

If you like what you see here, bookmark this page so you can come back later.

I am in Maine year around.  Please don't hesitate to contact me via my cell phone or by e-mail if you have any questions about purchasing any of my decorative LOG CARVINGS ... not all the carvings displayed on this site are currently available.  

I have a small inventory of some common carvings and am willing to attempt certain other custom projects.  SPECIAL CARVING PROJECTS may include fireplace stools, cheese melting logs or almost any other custom cedar log project that the purchaser and I agree on.

No packaging or shipping fee is charged if the purchaser receives his logs at the carver's shop in Orient, Maine.
No Maine State Sales Tax is applicable on products shipped or delivered by CLC outside the State of Maine.  

My carvings are all done on native Eastern White Cedar that is often harvested from my own property in northeastern Maine.  

All carved logs are finished with three coats of clear satin varnish (unless they are ordered "in the raw" ... i.e unvarnished).

The coloration of my carvings is either in ink (Sharpie Pen), wood stains (Cabot) or (Golden) acrylic paints ... or they are not colored.

Support Logs, Lampshades and some lamp parts, Maine Sales Tax, shipping and insurance are additional.

CLC products currently include:


Fireplace Log carvings are oriented horizontally and are intended to be placed in a fireplace during the summer (non-burning season).  Usually two (for small fireplaces) or five (for large fireplaces) uncarved, varnished logs are used to support a carved log in a fireplace.  (The carved fireplace logs can also be displayed on a deep mantle or on the side of the fireplace during the winter.  See MANTLE LOG CARVINGS, below.)

Horizontal Carved Logs are priced between $225.00 and $750.00 depending on the intricacy of the carving itself, the application and type of coloration and any special shaping required.  Shipping and insurance costs and Maine State Sales Tax is additional.  Please write or phone for a current Price List.

See more photos of Cedar Log Carvings at:

Loon #2 in Fireplace
Large Common Loon Fireplace Log

Streamer Fly Mantle or Fireplace Log
(Two supporting summer fireplace logs are sold separately at $75.00 per pair)

9-3 Streamer Fly Log

9-3 Pattern Streamer Fly Mantle or Fireplace Log

Grey Ghost Fly

Grey Ghost Streamer Fly
Other Streamer Fly Patterns are available by Custom Order

If you have a two-sided (see through) fireplace that you enjoy from rooms on both sides of the fireplace, I can carve a second figure on the opposite side of your log.  It can be the same or a different carving.

(2)  FULL SIZE uncarved Fireplace SUPPORT LOGS

Full size fireplace support logs are finished and protected with three coats of varnish
(unless ordered "in the raw").  

Two Fireplace Support Logs (for small fireplaces) are recommended (Shipping, insurance and Maine State Sales Tax are additional)

Five full size fireplace support logs
(for large fireplaces) are varnished with three coats of varnish: two layers of uncarved bottom logs are recommended for a large fireplace.  Shipping, insurance and Maine State Sales Tax is additional.

Two Uncarved supporting bottom logs for a small fireplace.

Two Fireplace Support Logs

Support logs often have more man-made blemishs than do the carved logs, but the support logs can be turned to show their best side in a fireplace ... see such marks on the front log in the photo above. Please contact Bill Walton to discuss details such as individual log packaging, shipping and insurance options and Maine State Sales Tax.


Mantle Log carvings are oriented horizontally and are intended to be displayed on a mantle with two short, shaped, uncarved, varnished cradle logs which are sold separately ... see below.  These mantle logs can be used for double duty in the summer fireplace with an appropriate number of full size support logs.  (See SUMMER FIREPLACE LOGS and full size support logs, above.)  Mantle Log Carvings are priced depending on the intricacy of the carving itself, the application and type of coloration and any special shaping required.  Packaging, shipping and insurance costs and Maine State Sales Tax are additional.

Mantle Piece with Supporting Logs Chickadee on Mitten

Streamer Fly Mantle Piece Log and Chickadee on a Mitten Mantle Piece Log
(The two shaped supporting short mantle logs are sold separately.)

Painted  Maine Forest

Winter Forest Mantle or Fireplace Log

Flying Grouse Log   Shadowed Flying Grouse Closeup

Ruffed Grouse in flight (large mantle or fireplace log)
These two photos are of the same carving ... but under different lighting conditions to show carving details.

Loon Log 3

Commmon Loon Mantle or Fireplace Log 
Supporting Logs are not included ... see below.

(4)  Short uncarved MANTLE SUPPORT LOGS

The two short mantle support logs (in each photo above) are varnished with three coats of varnish (unless ordered "in the raw").  Shipping, insurance and Maine State Sales Tax are additional.


Chairside standing logs are carved for vertical use either with either a flat top or shaped to accept a glass ash tray for pipe or cigar.  The carving sizes are usually slightly smaller and are usually of differently shaped subjects than are horizontal carvings.  Chairside Stand  Logs may be used as fireplace logs in large fireplaces.

Hollowed Vertical Log   Ash Tray - Vertical Log

Standing Piece with Hollow and with glass Ash Tray

Fall Leaf Log Carving

Chairside Stand with small pattern Flying Ruffed Grouse with a Glass Ash Tray
Photo coming once I paint the Grouse and varnish the log.


These carved and decorated logs make beautiful rustic lamps and are nessarily made from smaller logs. These lamps are sold with basic lamp hardware installed (drilled with electrical wire and wall plug, three-way bulb receptacle and a harp base.  Carved Cedar Log Lamps cost between $350.00 and $450.00 (not including a shade, harp, finial and bulb).

Decorated shades are sometimes available to all purchasers in all local areas and in so many different sizes and shapes and colors and at prices commensurate with the decoration chosen.  I recommend that you purchase your own shade, an appropriately sized harp to fit the shade you choose, a finial and a 3-way bulb ... the bulbs are too fragile to be packed and shipped).

Grouse Feather Lamp with Leaf Shade

Grouse Feather Lamp 
Note the
colored Fall Leaf design applied to the inside of the shade.
Shade if available and appliques are sold separately.

Jumping Fish Lamp & Shade
Jumping Fish Lamp

Note the fish design applied to the inside of the shade.
Shade, if available, and appliques are sold separately.

This Jumping Fish carved lamp has been sold but I'm planning on carving another, soon.

Deer Antler Lamp

Deer with Antler Lamp - The shade is not included.
Because of the natural formation of the branch (antler) this lamp is one-of-a-kind.


Hummingbird Ash Tray

Hummingboard Ash Tray

(8) Miscellaneous Carved Items

Hearth-side Stool
Photo coming soon

(9)  Uncarved CEDAR LOG Display Disks

Seven Finished Cookies

Slices of logs, 4" to 8" thick make fine display stands ... the edges are chamfered. the ends are sanded and the slices (cookies) are varnished with three coats of clear satin varnish.  Prices depend on the number and size of the cookies as varnishing and sanding the ends is substantially more work.  Cookies thinner than 4" are not recommended because they have a tendency to split all the way across and you end up with two pieces.
A minimum number of slices must be ordered.

See more photos of Cedar Log Carvings at:

The total cost of each
displayed carved and decorated Cedar Log depends on 1) the individual carving that you choose, 2) the type of decoration you choose (if any), 3) any special shaping requested and to some degree, 4) the size of the log you choose.

A packaging charge, the actual shipping and insurance charges (if any) and Maine State Sales Tax (if your logs are delivered in Maine) are additional to any log price displayed.

Special Shaping of Logs may include:
Bottom planing (so the log won't roll).
Top of a vertical or horizonal log hollowed/cupped ... or shaped for an ash tray
Candle Holes drilled (specify number and diameter of holes).


All logs are varnished (three coats - semi-gloss finish) unless ordered differently - No additional cost.

Natural Finish - No Stain, Ink or Paint applied - No additional cost. 

Color Applied (Stain, Ink or Acrylic Paint)

The charge for colorization is included in the price of log carvings displayed on this site.

LOG Facts

All logs are of Eastern White Cedar and they are stripped of bark, washed, lightly sanded and varnished prior to shipment (unless ordered "in the raw" i.e., unvarnished).

All logs have had limb stumps/holes cleaned and sanded flush, their ends slightly chamfered and mechanically sanded. The ends of cedar logs remain quite rough even after having been sanded and varnished.
ALL Log Diameters are RANDOM ... the longer the log, usually, the larger the diameter.  The customer may specify the length of a custom carved log and may request a specific diameter.  

Cedar Logs are usually 22" to 28" in length.  
     28" is Maximum Standard Shipping Length.
Logs longer than 28" require special packaging with higher-than-normal       shipping costs.

Both carved and uncarved cedar logs usually develop lengthwise cracks/splits as they age and dry. All logs may have natural or man-made imperfections and blemishes including spots of mildew ... many "support" logs have scars from a mechanical harvester.


Packaging (for shipment) is included for a standard size log or smaller.  

Because of the size and weight of these logs, actual shipping costs, insurance fees and special handling costs (if any) are not included in the prices quoted.  I am prepared to ship via : USPS/Parcel Post is cheapest and slowest, UPS or FedEx.
Insurance is recommended on all shipments by common carrier.

The average cost to ship a single log to New England and the Middle Atlantic States
is usually under $26.00 and is higher to more distant destinations.

Designs and Patterns

The following patterns and designs that are shown in bold face have been developed and are available. Designs and patterns in plain face are planned and are potentially available. In these photos, the angle of the camera to the piece may distort the shape of the actual carving or may distort the color of the finished piece.  NOTE: Flash reflections may appear in some photos.  Notice the flying grouse mantle piece carving, above, to understand what I mean.
Custom patterns and designs may be submitted by the purchaser but are subject to acceptance by the carver.  Custom carvings will require a non-refundable deposit.

See more photos of Cedar Log Carvings at:

Common Loon
Ruffed Grouse - Flying
Woodcock - photo coming soon

Ducks - Various Species


Various Species

Grouse Tail Feather


Jumping Landlocked Salmon
Swimming Landlocked Salmon


Grey Ghost and 9-3 Streamer Fly
Other FLAT Fishing Fly patterns are possible

Fall Leaf

The Fall Leaf carving (see above) is on three levels - the leaf is folded twice, up from the bottom then down. Although pictured in a horizonal position, this log is actually a 27" tall Chairside Stand with a hollowed top end ... but it can be used as a long fireplace log.

Maple or Moosewood Leaf
Oak Leaf with Acorns
Cat Tails

Moose - Only in silhouette


Other carvings may be arranged by custom order
Font Shape, Size, Character Overlap

See more photos of Cedar Log Carvings at:

Maine Sales Tax

For Direct Sales in Maine and shipments to Maine addresses I am required to collect the current Maine State Sales Tax on the actual price of the log, the carving, special shaping, color decoration and packaging.  There is no sales tax on the charges for insurance or shipping.  Carved logs may be picked up from my shop after making an appointment.  Please phone me to discuss details.

Payment Methods

Sorry, this website is not capable of allowing you to order these carvings online.  Best is to phone or e-mail the carver (see my info at the top of this page) and we can discuss any question you have along with the shipping details for one of these carvings, or your custom carved design ... and appropriate payment and time arrangements.

Payment methods include:  
1) CASH on delivery

2a) a Personal or Business Check drawn on a Maine Bank
2b) a Personal or Business Check drawn on a Bank not established in Maine
3) a Bank, Western Union or Postal Money Order
a Credit Card Transaction through
PayPal.  (You may use a credit card if you have (or establish) a PayPal account ... visit:  www.paypal.com for more information.)  
5) A direct transfer of funds from your bank to my bank account can be arranged but a bank fee may be charged by both banks that you will be responsible for.

William P. Walton, III - 2017 - All Rights Reserved

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