Not sure if this is the right location for this post.
I want to start carving 3D wall hangings ( like dogs playing poker)
There is quite a bit of detail.
I’m not sure what type of wood will carve the best, and still be easy to sand for the inevitable cleanup.
I would guess that some models look better on certain color of wood.
All I see on Etsy are darker wood, but maybe they just photograph better?
I’m a fan of cherry…
I have also used mesquite, hickory, maple and mahogany.
Cherry is my fave (heart)
Mahogany was really stringy and difficult to and. (Cross)
Hickory was a piece of firewood i saved (flag pulled down cross)
Maple came out well (bible quote)
Mesquite came out awesome, especially given design choice. (Tattered flag)