In modern interior decorating, such craft as wood carving has increasingly begun to attract the attention of ordinary people. Now and then on specialized design sites there are amazing examples of such beauty in interior design.
This expressive technique is used to decorate furniture and other items. The result is products that not only conquer by their extravagance and gorgeous appearance, but also have undeniable artistic value.
The current popularity of woodcarving craftsmanship is fully justified by the general trend on natural natural materials, and ornate patterns are a kind of alternative to the straightforwardness of modern interior styling.
To create unique decorative products, different wood species are used: pine, cedar, ash, oak, larch, fir, spruce, beech, birch, elm, maple, hornbeam, aspen, alder, linden, etc. Consider the features of some of them.
The material is quite soft, because the most popular for wood carving. It turns out nice small and even miniature items: boxes, photo frames, toys, all sorts of household utensils.
Note: beginners are advised to master the nuances of the threading technique with the linden, since this material is very malleable, and it is very easy to work with it.
Durable hard rock, which is used in the creation of massive products. Carved oak furniture not only looks good and attractive, but will serve more than a dozen years.
It has a pronounced, clear relief. It is used to make spectacular souvenirs or to get a stylish, laid-back decor.
The wood is hard enough, but despite this, it is perfectly polished and processed. The range of its use is very wide – from compact products and decorative furniture elements to magnificent carved sculptures of various shapes and sizes.
It is valued for its unique qualities – it almost never cracks or warps. As a valuable material, it is used for the manufacture of exclusive decor, souvenirs and interior items.
Wood with a noble rich gamut: red, black, violet. Often replaces valuable breeds.
Yew, cedar, pine, spruce
Features of these breeds allow tinkering carved products, decorative cornices and platbands.
Types of jobs
Woodcarving does not provide for precise classification – a modern style can combine several ways to process a tree manually at the same time. But there are still several major varieties.
It is also called a cut or openwork thread, when the wood and the background are completely removed along the borders of the pattern. It happens simple and tracery. The edges of the patterns are processed. This method is used in the manufacture of doors, covers, frames and decorative parts.
Characterized by the fact that the main thing here is a flat background, while the carvings themselves are deepened into it. There are several varieties of this thread:
- contour – a pattern on a flat basis is obtained with the help of grooves-grooves, which are triangular or semicircular;
- brace – the ornament is created by semicircular notches-brackets on a flat background;
- geometric (triangular, triangular) – here are used two types of elements: a triangular pyramid, recessed inside, and pegs. To finish off the desired effect, use special knives – jambs. Thanks to the pyramids and pegs, at different angles and at different distances, it is possible to obtain patterns in the form of inetres geometric figures: honeycombs, rhombuses, floats, chains, lights, etc .;
- black-lacquered carving – here the flat base, covered with black lacquer or paint, acts as a background. The pattern is created using grooves. It turns out an unusual game of light and shadow due to the different depth and profile of the grooves, and the black background perfectly emphasizes the contrasting plot.
Important! Very dry air causes cracking of the wood, so in order to maintain the original appearance of the thread, it is necessary to maintain an optimum level of humidity in the room, up to the purchase of a humidifier.
All elements of the embossed thread are placed either above or on the same level with the background surface. It is considered the most difficult type of thread. In this technique, different convex plots and drawings are created: emblems, emblems, animals, etc. Moreover, the play of light and shade has a significant role in the sophistication of the finished product.
Actively used for decorative decoration of the exterior of houses with the help of various ornaments and shapes on wooden elements. This method can decorate any protruding and overhead parts of the facades of houses: cornices, platbands, balusters, roof plowshares, porch pillars.
Features of the application in the interior
Furniture and furnishings made in this technique are most often used in classical styles (Baroque, Empire, Victorian), adding rooms of pomp, celebration and special charm.
Interiors in ethno styles (African, Japanese, Moroccan) require individual techniques and patterns for carving, which ideally emphasize national peculiarities.
Decorative wood processing is used to finish any items:
- railings – balustrades, carved graceful balusters and handrails made of embossed wood will give the interior individuality and noble luxury;
- carved pilasters and columns – in antiquity acted as core parts of structures supporting upper structures. Today it is an impressive decor for rooms;
- wooden console – used for the decoration of walls and ceilings. As an option, can be used in the decoration of furniture and doors;
- wooden carved sockets, with the help of which it is convenient and practical to butt the platbands. In addition, such rosettes decorate fireplaces, doors, caisson ceilings;
- Trims of carved wood – an excellent element of decor not only for window and door openings, but also for mirrors and wall panels. A vivid example of use – picture frames, which are an indispensable element of the interior in the Victorian style;
- carved wooden baguettes – an intermediate detail between the ceiling and the wall. Similar baguettes look much richer and more noble than polyurethane analogues;
- carved wooden eaves – give the interior a stylistic and aesthetic completeness;
- carved wooden friezes are used in decorating furniture and for patterned edging of ceilings and walls;
- carved wooden corners – will be the highlight of the room, add to it exclusivity and charm.
More examples of souvenirs and handicrafts made of carved wood are presented in the following photos.
The art of woodcarving is a great way to create something special in your home. After all, this technique allows not only to create stunning exclusive souvenir items, but also to apply it in the decorative design of furniture in classic interiors.