Every carving takes a different amount of time to carve. Smaller carvings can be 30 minutes to an hour, and larger carvings are sometimes cut overnight or for multiple days in a row. Prior to carving, wood is artistically laminated into layers and sets overnight before being cut to size. After carving, each model is hand-sanded and hand-finished with a protective linseed treatment that dries overnight. Water features are depicted with an epoxy that sets overnight.