Carving an English Rose

2018-03-05T17:37:00+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|


This is a brief introduction to "Carving an English Rose."

This 2 episode lesson is Part 6 of the "Colonial Charleston Fireplace" series. The lesson teaches how to carve an English Rose amid the twisting vines, leaves, and flowers that make up the intricate overmantle for this historical reproduction. The most fascinating aspect of this piece is the suggestion of great depth making the bloom appear fully three dimensional. The surrounding leaves are covered in the next part of this series.

  • Lesson Contents: 2 episodes; template, tool list, and photo in Episode 1
  • Type of Wood: Mahogany
  • Size: 3-3/8"w x 2-1/2"h x 1-1/4"d
  • Tool List: 6mm v-chisel; #3, 6mm; #4, 14mm; #5, 8mm; #7, 6mm; #7, 14mm; #11, 2mm; #11, 3mm
  • Skill Level: Advanced

Lessons in this Series:

Carving a Rococo Vine

Carving an English Rose

Carving a Scroll & Rosette

Carving an Acanthus Bracket

Carving an American Rococo Shell

Carving a Pomegranate Branch


Stay tuned for the rest of the series!

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