It’s a process that has been around for centuries, but in the last 20 years, the art industry has seen an explosion of wood-based art installations that can be made into artworks, including a massive wooden wall art installation in Montreal’s Mont-Royal district.

The mural has been on the wall of a home since at least the mid-1970s and the artist behind it is not a stranger to the industry either.

“I have been making wooden wall paintings for the last 35 years, and I always knew that there was a need for a wooden wall,” said Artur Vavra, who was born in the Czech Republic and immigrated to Canada in 1990.

“But it was hard to find any good wood-covered wall art because there was no one to hire it to work for.”

Vavrava is an expert at making wooden walls from plywood.

“The problem with wood is that it’s brittle and it needs to be replaced with new wood every two years,” he said.

“So you have to go through all the materials that are available, like plywood, which is expensive.

And there are also other materials that can’t be used.”

The artist behind the wall, who asked not to be named, was one of the first to start using wood for his wood wall painting project, and has been able to make it to this point by using recycled wood and other materials.

“In my opinion, it’s not a good practice to make a new wall with the same old wooden elements,” Vavrad said.

He said he first tried making a wood wall at his own home in 1995.

“I went to the local woodshop to make some wood wall pieces, and they sold them for $1,000,” he recalled.

“It was really expensive, and it was only after I was living in Montreal that I decided to make the first wood wall.”

Vovra has since made the wall into the artwork that has graced the home of the family, which has a large, dark, wood-decorated patio, which was originally designed to be a dining room for the family.

“This place is very peaceful and quiet, but also has a nice atmosphere and is a great place to relax,” he explained.

The work is now on display in the home, which sits next to a large outdoor space, where Vavramas parents live with their two children.

“We were looking for a place to hang the work for a while, but after a while we decided to let it go,” said Vavranas mother.

The family has also turned to other artists to create artwork for the wall.

“They were interested in what the wall looks like, what the artwork looks like,” said the mother.

“And we just wanted something unique to decorate the space, something that could be something different from the regular wall art.”

The artwork on the wooden wall is a bit different, however.

“There is a light blue tint to the wood that helps us to recognize the art,” said artist.

“Sometimes, we put a blue piece and sometimes a dark blue piece on the same wall, and sometimes it’s a mix of the two, and we have to choose which one we like the most.”

The family also hopes to have the piece completed in the next few months, and that will allow the wall to be finished by the end of the year.

“As long as it looks good, we are really happy with it,” Vovranas said.

While the wall is on display, the artist also plans to take it to a larger, wider scale by installing it in a building in the nearby suburbs.

“Maybe next time, we can also have a bigger wall with more artwork,” he joked.

“Because this is a nice place for us to have a work in progress.”

For Vavruas and Vavras parents, the wall was a great way to spend the day.

“For us, this is like a nice surprise for our children and a big family,” he remarked.

“Our kids enjoy it, and their friends will also come visit.”