Wood carving is done entirely by hand. In Saharanpur, sheesham is generally the wood of choice,though teak, rosewood, walnut and mango are also used. Designs are first made on paper, and transferred onto the wood using ink.The wood carving units are mainly located in the urban areas of Saharanpur town and have dense pockets at Mandi Samiti Road, Industrial Area Delhi Road, Ali Ki Chungi, Menhadi Sarai, Azad Colony, Nadeem Colony, Chilkana Road, Goteshah, Khata Khedi, Sabri Ka Bagh, Kamela Colony, Ganpat Sarai etc. The most of the industries are located within the range of 15 Km area of Saharanpur town. Saharanpur Wood Craft received Intellectual Property Rights Protection or Geographical Indication (GI) status on 31/03/2014.