Wood sculptures are also known as woodcarving or woodcrafters. Wood carving is a style of woodworking using a cutting device on one end or by two hands on either end, resulting in an independent cutting tool or the wood carving, usually of a wood figurine or other wood object. A wood carving tool may be used for cutting, another for holding the wood carving tools steady while they are being used, or both. Wood sculptures are made from many different types of wood but are most commonly made from cedar, fir, pine, oak, elm, maple, beech, mahogany, plum, and bamboo. Sometimes terracotta is also added to the mix.

Wood sculptures can be a beautiful and useful addition to any home, office, or business. When not carved by hand, woodcarvers use power tools with gouges, chisels, hammers, and grinders. Wood carving has been around for centuries and will continue to be a staple of the art industry for years to come.