Sandalwood is very soft in nature which allows artisan to create intricate carvings. There are two types of carving methods manual carving and automated carving which is done using hand drill machine. Wooden blocks are first cut into required size. After cutting, the artisan draws the design or motif on white plain paper. This design is pasted on wooden block for reference. The unwanted portions of wood are removed and the rough carving is done based on the sketched outlines. Major carvings are done using the wooden mallet and the chisel. Once the basic shape is carved, minute and intricate designs are carved with sharp edged shaping tools. After carving, the outer surface of the product is smoothened. Few frames are made with flat thin wooden piece using hand drilling machine. The design is directly marked on the surface of the wood. Minute elaborated motifs are achieved by drilling and cutting with the help of hand drilling machine. Once cutting is done, the sharp edges are smoothened. Finished wood article is fixed to a decorative wooden frame as a final stage.