Master Carver, Ian Agrell, discusses the philosophy behind Agrell Architectural Carving.

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The Woodcarving Experts

Agrell Architectural Carving, founded by Master Carver, Ian Agrell in 1978, is recognised as one of the foremost architectural carving companies in the world. We specialise in classical design and hand carving for private residences, commercial buildings and ecclesiastical structures.

When you work with us, there are no limitations to what we can create. We employ the same methods and tools used by the generations of wood carvers before us. Look closely and you’ll discover there is a delicacy and beauty that only carving by hand can reveal.

Pre designed Period Style Rooms


At Agrell Architectural Carving, design is everything. Whether it’s a simple yet elegant hand-carved wood fireplace mantel or a series of complex renaissance panels, we proudly stand by our commitment to provide you with workmanship of outstanding quality. You can also be confident your project will be delivered on time and within your budget, regardless of volume, project size or location. The key is collaboration.

To ensure an open and continuous dialogue and complete confidentiality, Ian Agrell personally directs all projects from start to finish. The Agrell Architectural Carving team includes over 15 highly skilled wood carvers and three project managers. Which means, in addition to our large wood carving capacity, we also provide you with your own project manager who, alongside Ian, ensures that all details are managed to your complete satisfaction and that your project moves forward in a timely manner.

Recent Blog Entries

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 20:29

Agrell Architectural Carving is excited to announce the launch of a made-to-order product line, sold online through our sister company, Astor & Mallet.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 02:40

Over at Agrell Architectural Carving's USA-based website, company CEO Ian Agrell has given a (somewhat ballpark) breakdown of what it would take to carve a grand oak staircase as featured in the TV hit, Downton Abbey. Want to learn more? Brace yourself and then head to www.agrellcarving.com.

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 22:03

We bid on a lot of capitals. Whether the client requests Ionic capitals, Corinthian capitals, a mixture of the two (usually called Composite) or something entirely different, our estimates are often met with sticker shock. Why do they cost so much? We're happy to answer this question to help the client become more familiar with the process—and more comfortable with the bid.