Thank you for
your interest in Dux' Dekes. Our
family business has been serving the
decorative decoy industry and
wood carving industry at our upstate NY location since 1987. Our decoys
are carved from Adirondack white pine. White pine is used for slicks
(painted decoys). Pine, with its beautiful wood grains, is an excellent wood
for staining and for use in various antiquing techniques. White pine is
versatile because it can also be used for detailed carving and feathering.
We take great pains to bring the best quality wood to your door. We dry our
wood right here in the shop, cutting out the knots and checks (cracks) to
deliver a quality carving for your enjoyment.
We have tried and succeeded in bringing a high-quality
wooden decoy to the market. Our basic carvings
have walked a fine line between those who want to paint right out of the box
and those who wish to detail. When these designs were made, we left enough
wood to carve, but not too much that the decoys looked out of proportion
when painted right out of the box. In 1997 we started our line of "premier"
carvings. This was in response to those who wanted more realism, extra
detail, raised primaries and tertials, and a little more attitude.
will be offering quality
supplies that directly supplement your decoy
painting and carving needs. These items include:
Fordome tools and accessories, sandpaper, Jo Sonya
painting kits and Silver brushes.