A giant-sized cheeseburger supported by custom-carved hands are just one of the new carvings on display in and around the lakecity courtesy of the Carver Kings

A giant-sized cheeseburger supported by custom-carved hands are just one of the new carvings on display in and around the lakecity courtesy of the Carver Kings

Industrial Update 2015: Carver Kings TV show to premiere April 5

It’s been buzzed about around town for months, now HGTV Canada has made it official.

It’s been buzzed about around town for months, now HGTV Canada has made it official.

The new reality series Carver Kings premieres April 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

The series, which offers a look at the unique world of chainsaw carving, is a companion to the hit show Timber Kings, currently in its second season, with both shows filmed out of Williams Lake highlighting craftsmen from Pioneer Log Homes.

Carver Kings follows a passionate crew of elite chainsaw carvers as they turn raw wood into stunning custom art for the owners of the world’s most spectacular log homes.

Part of the team at Pioneer Log Homes, these chainsaw experts are challenged with creating extraordinary, one-of-a-kind carvings for the Timber Kings’ most prestigious clients. Several of the Carver Kings’ work can also be seen in and around Williams Lake.

“HGTV Canada is home to the country’s most talented, captivating craftsmen and the brilliant Carver Kings epitomize the brand’s commitment to authentic and entertaining lifestyle programming,” said Christine Shipton, Senior Vice President, Content, Shaw Media. “This spring, we introduce a new group of fascinating characters who have the rare ability to use powerful chainsaws for extremely detailed carvings that will leave Canadians in awe.”

As some of the best carvers in the world, the Kings know every detail about the subjects they carve — from the number of feathers on a bird’s wing to the exact angle at which a bear’s claw curves. Each incredible carving comes with a unique story and viewers get an up-close look at the precise work required to create a range of carvings. Whether it’s an eagle, a mountain lion, a family tree, a gazebo or even a tiki bar, every carving becomes a striking focal point in homes across North America.

“After seeing the incredible fan base that Timber Kings has developed in its first two seasons, we think viewers are going to be thrilled to experience another aspect of the log home building industry,” said David Paperny, President, Paperny Entertainment. “Some people create art with paint and canvas, others with stone and chisel. Carver Kings will showcase the incredible artistry that can come from the unlikely chainsaw. We’re excited for viewers to meet this talented bunch of characters living in the high-pressure world of chainsaw carving.”

The premiere episode follows the Carver Kings as they create a modern totem pole for a Colorado log stunner that Timber King Peter Arnold needs to complete the build. The homeowner requested a piece that stands 13 feet tall and represents the native animals of Colorado – but they only have five days to complete the work. In this high-stakes job where timing and quality are everything, one mistake could prove very costly to the whole project.  Meanwhile, across the work yard at Pioneer Log Homes, the most seasoned carver of the bunch gives Pioneer’s rookie carvers a surprise job to cut their teeth on.

For exclusive, behind-the-scenes access, full episodes after they air, photo galleries and more, visit www.hgtv.ca.

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