Woman uses chainsaw to carve wooden J.J. Watt statue

Della Meredith of La Porte, Texas, stands with her wooden version of Texans defensive end J.J. Watt. 

Della Meredith of La Porte, Texas, is like the J.J. Watt of wood carving, and she uses a chainsaw on her statues.

Meredith, a former art teacher who turned her love of chainsaws and wood into a business, usually goes with totem poles or fish as her carving subjects, but after a friend requested a Watt statue for his mancave, she got to work. The end result after roughly four or five days is this amazing 5-foot, 80-pound sculpture that captures Watt’s being right down to the eye black. 

My JJ Watt chainsaw carving #dellameredith

Posted by Della Meredith on Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Meredith told KPRC 2 in Houston that she would love to see what Watt thought of her work. Ask and you shall receive, Meredith: 

For a behind the scenes look at the making of the Watt statue, KPRC has you covered. If you’d like a mancave statue of your own, she is taking requests

Carving JJ Watt

Posted by Della Meredith on Friday, January 22, 2016