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steel bone shark

by VonChandler - $250.00
Handmade
Recycled

This is a made-to-order item. If you order today your item will ship no later than 9/18/2015.

At this time, this item cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes or to APO/FPO or US Territories. Contact custom@uncommongoods.com with any questions.

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  • the story

Chomp!

Just when you thought it was safe to be out of the water... this steel behemoth swims by to bring a splash of adrenaline to your day! Measuring a full four feet long, this handcrafted beast evokes the raw energy of a great white shark. Artist VonChandler - makes his creations from solid, heavy plate steel, using welding, grinding and other techniques to bring it to life. Unlike its watery cousins, this shark can live indoors or out around your patio or garden, mounted on the wall or standing on its fins. For shark fans, there is simply no escaping its sheer awesomeness! Handmade in Fayetteville, AR.

Unfortunately, this item cannot ship outside of the United States at this time.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
23372
Made from
sheet metal
Measurements
48" L x 8" W x 18" H; 15 lbs.
Notes
Care: to avoid rusting, keep out of inclement weather.
  • the maker

VonChandler -

With a winning sense of humor and a great eye for sculpture, artist Von Chandler specializes in one-of-a-kind metalwork that is both dramatic and whimsical. Chandler is a self-described lover of art who wishes he had known his true calling way back in grade school when his intimidating teacher inquired about his aspirations. Now happily married and the proud owner of a home littered with sculptures, he enjoys nothing more than working with his hands and discussing art with other artists. He did once think he'd be a ninja when he grew up, but is kind of glad that didn't happen. collection

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STEEL BONE SHARK
 
4.6

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (11)
  • Visible at A distance (10)
  • Easy to secure (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back yard (5)
  • Garden (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (11), High-end shopper (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (9), No (7)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband (8), Self (5)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (7), Birthday (4), Christmas or hanukkah (3)

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5.0

Interesting decor

By 

from Fountain Inn SC

About Me Midrange Shopper

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Secure
  • Visible At A Distance

Cons

  • No Color Choice
  • Would Be Nice To Choose C

Best Uses

  • Dining room

Comments about STEEL BONE SHARK:

We have this hanging in our dining room and it is a constant topic of conversation. Everyone seems to love it as much as we do. Luckily we got a color we liked (silver/gray).

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Self
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Other

Comment on this review

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Gift was a big hit -- hangs in man cave

By 

from Des Moines, Iowa

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        Comments about STEEL BONE SHARK:

        My husband was really happy to receive this for his birthday. He wanted to hang it indoors in the man cave instead of outdoors.

        It took us while to figure out how to hang it, but here's what worked for us...

        Get ahead of time: large format roll or piece of paper (big enough to place the shark on), a couple of packages of different size/length heavy duty screws, plastic anchors for screws, drill

        1. Place the shark on the paper, and with a sharpie,draw an outline closely around it. THEN mark the top of the "rib" spaces with the sharpie. The holes closest to the center will be closest to the wall surface.

        2. Tape the outline on the wall so you're happy with where it's going to hang.

        3. Insert the screw anchors into the wall at the marked spots where you think you need them to hang it securely -- you can drill a pilot hole right through the paper. (My husband put the anchors in, so it's a mystery to me, but you could look it up on YouTube.)

        4. Screw the screws in -- but NOT ALL THE WAY -- ours are about an inch or so away from the wall for the centermost group of "ribs".

        5. Hang the shark on the screws on the aligned ribs.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Husband
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Birthday

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        4.0

        Nice product but......

        By 

        from Naples, FL

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Pros

        • Attractive Design

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Back Yard

          Comments about STEEL BONE SHARK:

          Good looking, handmade product. Only time well tell how well the metal ages in the SW Florida heat and humidity. The main drawback of this product is the ease in which it can be mounted to a wall. The jaw of the shark protrudes away from the rest of the body, so mounting it flush with the wall is not possible. I have not yet figured out how I will mount it, though I am sure with some thought, it can be done in a way which does not detract from the its appearance. Given the product is handmade, and likely fabricated locally, the seller could offer some sort of metal attachments that protrude just beyond the jaw, that will allow for easy mounting. Additionally, this would also allow them to provide sheet metal that matches that which the product is made from. Just a thought.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Self
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

          Comment on this review

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Sharp!

          By 

          from Boynton Beach, FL

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Visible At A Distance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Back Yard
            • Front Yard
            • Garden
            • Porch

            Comments about STEEL BONE SHARK:

            A unique and artist made gift that is truly appreciated for the work put into making it.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Husband
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Anniversary

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Looking Product

            By 

            from Corona, CA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Visible At A Distance

            Cons

            • Difficult Set-up

            Best Uses

            • Back Yard
            • Garden

            Comments about STEEL BONE SHARK:

            We struggled with how to secure this to the fence. The sharks head is approx. 5 inches wide. When I called to get instructions on how to hang this I was told to secure screws just above the rib cage. This would have required severely long screws. Instead I used two shepherds hooks. This gives me the ability to bring it in during inclement weather.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Wife
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Other

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Eye Catching

            By 

            from Blackwood NJ

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Visible At A Distance

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about STEEL BONE SHARK:

                After a little delay in delivery, Uncommon Goods, explained the reason for delay (Artist illness). I received the art work as promised. Uncommon Goods showed its professionalism do to circumstances beyond its control with a customer service department that kept me well informed and offered options and solutions. I will most certainly continue doing business in the future. As far as the art work, I must say I was pleasantly surprised how detailed and well put together the art work was. The only negative I was concerned about was a prior comment about packaging, (which I was satisfied with). I suppose you can never make everyone 100% happy.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Self
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Other

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Worth the wait

                By 

                from Westchester, NY

                About Me High-end Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Visible At A Distance

                Cons

                • Difficult to Hang
                • Terrible Packaging

                Best Uses

                • Family room

                Comments about STEEL BONE SHARK:

                The Shark has a great presence in our room, very eye catching. It takes a bit to figure out how to attach it to a wall if thats your plan. I'm not sure if some sharks come with the green patina shown in a few images, but mine did not.

                As a reviewer mentioned before the packaging has much to be desired. In the attached image you can see the tail pierced the side of the box. The UPS person said it was catching on other boxes in his truck. The tail did have some scratches on it.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Husband
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Birthday

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Awesome! My 10 yr old grandson loves it!

                By 

                from Yucca Valley, Ca

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Easy To Secure
                • Visible At A Distance
                • Weather Resistant

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about STEEL BONE SHARK:

                    Looks lifelike, great workmanship & design. My 10 yr old grandson received it for his birthday and it was a favorite! Something he will
                    always enjoy. I was impressed at the quality for such a reasonable price. It's a winner for sure! Looks great hanging in his bedroom, his first piece of art!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Child
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Birthday

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                    5.0

                    awesome shark!

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                    from Memphis, TN

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                          Comments about STEEL BONE SHARK:

                          I got this as a Christmas gift for my husband, who is extremely difficult to shop for. It turned out to be much more impressive than I could have imagined. Not only did my husband love it, but every guest at my home has lovrd it. Amazing!!

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes
                          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                          • Husband
                          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                          • Christmas or Hanukkah

                          Comment on this review

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Would buy more from this Arttist

                          By 

                          from Bentonville, Ar

                          About Me High-end Shopper

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Visible At A Distance

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about STEEL BONE SHARK:

                              Very pleased with this piece

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes
                              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                              • Husband
                              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                              • Birthday

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