We recently did a very unusual carving for a fireplace header. Our customer inherited a piece of property that was named “Notre Terra Haute”…This translates to “Our High Ground”.

Our customer was restoring the home and wanted to incorporate the phrase into the fireplace header.

We began by creating a 3D section of tree trunks and merged these to a flat relief. Next we created the text on a separate relief and merged the text to protrude just above our tree trunks. We modified the original text to read “Notre Tara Haute”…Our customers name is Tara …This  gave our carving a unique story for future generations to ponder!


We used white maple for the carving…The piece measured 52” x 10 ½” x 2”.