Our History

When you pick up a woodcarving and discover the name “WHITE”, you will be holding a quality folk art reproduction made by S. R. White Carving & Son, established by the husband and wife team of Steve and Linda White.

Steven Richard White began his woodcarving career in 1980 when he established S. R. White Gunstocking; focusing on the crafting of early American flintlock rifles. It was during this time that he met and married his wife, Linda. Shortly after their marriage in 1985, they began S. R. White Carving, with Steve carving and Linda painting. The two talents combined to produce their own style of decoys and folk art carvings. In 2016 their son, Steven White Jr, joined the team and he is studiously carving in the wood shop.

S. R. White Carving & Son makes stylized reproductions of ducks, shorebirds, songbirds, fish, nautical, and folk art woodcarvings. They are individually carved of kiln dried white pine, handpainted with acrylic paints, then given our unique “10 step antique process”. This was developed after years of experimentation and provides a beautiful distressed patina that enhances the character of the wood. Each piece is branded with the “WHITE¬©” name and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

The Whites’ continue to create stylized reproductions of early American Folk Art that are destined to be heirlooms for future generations.