Biggar & Shaw doesn't cut down trees. We also don't like to see good trees go to waste. Whether they're removed from a property due to old age, partial disease, or simply because the land owner doesn't want them anymore, we do everything we can to source our woods from reclamation.
Our Big Bottom Girls are often destined for the wood chipper or the burn pile before we get to them.
The logs we reclaim go through a lengthy process before they can be sculpted. First Buddy will saw the log to his desire rough length, and give it a rough, vague shape. The log will then be set aside to naturally dry for about eight or nine months to allow the wood to shrink and move. After this, the legs will be roughed out, then the log is allowed to dry for another four to five months. Another round of shaping follows the second dry out period.
Once Buddy is comfortable the wood has completed its natural settling, he will finalize the sculpting process, then sand and finish the piece for display.
The Big Bottom Girls are named for their round undersides and feminine allure. They range in shape and size from tall to short, thin to rotund. Though often used as stands for displaying other items, for stools, or side tables, our Big Bottom Girls always speak for themselves.