Rachel on the Road: Woodlot Artisans

PELHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — If you take Interstate 65 through Pelham, then you’ve seen Woodlot Artisans. We decided to stop by the wood-carving gallery and shop to see what it’s all about.

Store owners Justin and Heather Bailey hand carve many of the structures at the shop. They also carry the work of other local artists in the gallery.

You may see sculptures like Gatlinburg, Tennessee bears, but Heather says there’s no limit to what they can make.

“There’s so much we can do. Someone walks in and we’re just like, well what do you want to do?” Heather said. “We can do it all! They don’t understand that, but it’s really true.”

The talented duo uses a chainsaw to carve the creations from pieces of wood. You can place a custom order, purchase something from the gallery, or hire them for a stump job.

“If you have a tree that needs to be taken down, we’ll come out and carve that tree into something,” Justin said.

Visit the Woodlot Artisans site to see their recent work around Birmingham and at national competitions.

Don’t miss Rachel on the Road next Friday morning right here on CBS42!

To submit an idea of where Rachel should road trip to next, e-mail her at Rachel.Lundberg@wiat.com.

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