Wood carving

Dílna v dávných šasech

Our studio also specializes on wood carving. It's a branch dealing with the manual machining of wood using a specially shaped carving visels. We are able to return the originality of the article with the help of this technique.


Carving decorated home accessories and furniture can be found already in the oldest cultures of BC, as well as in a modern interior. The technique of carving or tools almost hasn´t changed over the centuries.


There are different types of carvings according to design.


Types of carvings according to design

  1. Depth carving. Ornament is obliged under the level of the outer surface of the furniture. There are mostly simple scratches, short and straight. They may however be led in a long line, several times next to each other, then it is called Kanels. Otherwise the line can draw an intricate ornament. A variety of complex shapes (stars, flowers) can be created from these simple scratches.
  2. The flat-shallow relief is half plastic carving that is slightly protruding from the surface. It is created only for frontal view. It has only two dimensions, height and width, a perspective is missing. The motif of the ornament is mostly plants, but often also figures of animals, birds and humans.
  3. Plastic relief - a bas-relief is a plastic carving protruding substantially from the area, since it has three dimensions, height, width and depth. Seen in profile and from the front view reveals a far side of the ornament can be assessed. Bas-relief motifs are mostly figurative, complemented by floral and geometric motifs. It often shows the architecture, landscape.
  4. Space-relief carving - a sculpture, made of wood. Illustrated theme is given from all sides, so it has all three dimensions. The plastic carving was applied mainly in the Baroque period in the area of furnishing and as a separate piece of furniture or design element.
  5. Openwork carving- is actually a cut grid. The material is pruned spatially, so that it forms a lattice. The carving is light. Motif is solved from all sides. Openwork carving is used either as a grid and showcases filling, or as a decorative element of filling.