In the series opener, Mark worries that Ryan’s carving skills won’t stack up as they create a giant modern totem pole. Meanwhile, seasoned pro Pete Ryan gives Pioneer’s rookie carvers a surprise job to cut their teeth on.
Ken is challenged with carving an archway for a resort owned by one of Pioneer’s biggest and most demanding clients. Ryan and the junior carvers compete to create the most popular items in a charity auction.
Ryan and Ken’s contrasting personalities and styles threaten to derail a bench carving for a Wisconsin client. André enlists Dean and Cento to carve a special memorial table for the Army.
When a U.S. senator commissions a massive medieval dining table, Paul decides to build one that’s truly fit for a king. Paul’s over-the-top designs and a tight deadline soon have everyone breathing fire.
Four carvers are tasked with creating posts for a gazebo that must all have the same professional look – but only three of the carvers are pros. Ryan and Dean surprise their Pioneer bosses with new lunch benches.
Mark and Paul butt heads on the design of a ram-inspired picnic table. Junior carver Dean receives his first solo commission from a local church, but finishing the job may require some divine intervention.
A rare commission for a garden trellis inspires Ken to dream big, but the enormous job soon turns into a nightmare. Paul’s son Jacob joins the carvers, but his first carving is downright scary.
A commission for a family tree inspires Paul to carve alongside his son Jacob but the job threatens to splinter their relationship. Dean reels in a carving for a native village, and teaches Ken about his native culture.
The fur starts to fly when Pete and Mark don’t see eye to eye on a bear carving’s facial expression. Ryan teaches the junior carvers how to make a quick buck by producing quick-carvings for a craft fair.
Ryan’s assigned a giant eagle carving and hatches a plan to enlist Pete for his animal expertise, but gets more than he bargained for. Bryan Sr. asks his grandson to produce a carving for a relative’s store.
Pete and Ryan go toe to toe on carving a mountain lion family, while the unique challenge of carving the torch for the Canada Winter Games has Mark almost breathing fire.
Mark is assigned a huge bed commission, despite having never carved a bed before. Ryan introduces Little Man to ice carving on what turns out to be a monster of a job.
Pioneer boss Bryan Sr. assigns Paul and Pete their most important job yet – a memorial carving for a friend of Bryan’s. Meanwhile, Mark helps Ryan carve out a deal for a new truck.
As a blizzard bears down on the Pioneer yard, Ryan races to finish a Tiki bar commission, while Mark and Pete try to get a grip on their most unusual carving yet.