Beautiful Carved Bar Top Shows a Surfacing Alligator

My Modern Met introduces us to Scott Dow, a wood sculptor who produces wonders from his workshop in the small town of Corry in northwestern Pennsylvania.

After seeing a sculpture showing a surfacing fish, Dow decided to make this bar top with a rising alligator closing in on its prey. It’s carved from a single piece of wood, which is very impressive considering how hard it must have been to render the mouth.

Dow protected the surface with at least one coat of urethane. I gather that the project is still in progress. It certainly needs more varnishing before it’s actually put to use in bar where it could be damaged.

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