There’s a point along the bluffs between Anchor
Point and Homer where, on a breezy day, you’ll see ravens rolling and tumbling
in the updraft off the cliff face. This house was built near the bluff within
sight of that point, which is what inspired the idea for this carving. You can
see the stairwell in some of these photos; the driftwood spruce log out of
which the raven is carved forms the center of the staircase. As you come up the
stairs, your eye is drawn to the raven, which seems ready to soar away.
It was carved using an electric
chainsaw and other power tools, including angle grinders, die grinders
and sanders. The dark finish was achieved with a propane torch and oil
stain, after which it was given a couple coats of polyurethane.
If you would be interested in something like this for your own home, please contact Ben Firth.