The Fighting Hornet

The story of the Fighting Hornet began when a client, Alan, reached out to Burned by Design with a special request. As a huge fan of Watford FC, he wanted to immortalise the team's nickname and mascot, the Hornets, in the form of a wood burner. However, he hesitated to ask his family for such an extravagant gift, believing it might be too much to ask.


But unbeknownst to him, his family took matters into their own hands and secretly commissioned the piece from Alex Dodson. The Fighting Hornet was created as a one-of-a-kind gift to mark Alan's milestone birthday.


The Creation

Alex at Burned by Design is known for his incredible craftsmanship and attention to detail, and the Fighting Hornet is no exception. The piece was sculpted to perfection, capturing the essence of the Watford FC mascot with its intricate detailing and realistic features.

But what also sets the Fighting Hornet apart is its functionality as a wood burner. The piece doubles as a fire pit, allowing for both warmth and ambiance while showcasing Alan's love for his favourite team.


The Review

When Alan's family surprised him with the Fighting Hornet for his birthday, he was blown away. In his own words, "My family had the 'Fighting Hornet' made for my birthday. It's absolutely brilliant as it is, but when it's fired up......WOW. Thank you so so much for the best birthday."



The Fighting Hornet is a testament to the creativity and skill of our Alex, as well as the dedication and love of Watford FC fans like Alan and his family. Commissioning a bespoke piece like the Fighting Hornet allows fans to showcase their love for their favourite team in a unique and functional way. If the story has inspired you to consider your own bespoke piece then please do get in touch, we love jobs like this. 



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