This a personalized 5th Wedding Anniversary gift wood wall heart present. It would be a unique gift for any occasion! I am Gary Burns the treewiz or Wiz and I carved everything in my shop. I can personalize any of my hearts by inscribing a message on the back for no extra charge if it is something simple like a short sentence and date.
The last photo is of the piece before I started.
PRIORITY SHIPPING IN INCLUDED IN THE PRICE! :)
It measures 19" tall x 18" wide x 2" thick.
There are a few small cracks that I filled, there are blemishes, and there is some natural edge. There's a natural hole on the top portion as well. I love the organic feel of the Buckeye. These are really special pieces to me. They have a really sweet energy about them from the very beginning. It's not for those who want a blemish free Heart. But what is a perfect heart? This heart shows the traces of a Trying, Bumpy Journey but is still so very full of Love.
The colors in this wood are so warm and there is a lot of character to the color contrast. This is a Buckeye Burl. It grows in the foothills of the Sierra's in California. It grows in the Eastern US but this is a little bit more like a small bushy tree rather than a large trunked tree like in the East. And the one on the West Coast burls. It is a tricky tree to harvest because of the clay soil it grows in. When the soil is dry, it is harder than the wood. When the soil is wet, it is too slippery for the back hoe to get in and dig it out. Not only is it expensive and tricky to design but packing and shipping play a large part in the price as well.
This piece is flat on the back so it can hang on the wall. I have fastened a metal self leveling hanger on the back for hanging and it is signed Wiz on the back.
All of my carvings have a lacquer finish. Dusting with a feather duster or blowing off with a compressor is all that is necessary on the carved trees, fish and carved faces. I use Orange oil on the smooth surfaces. This will perk them up. I would do it as often as you polish your furniture. Once a month would keep them looking great but is not necessary.
I will contact you as soon as I get your order. I will package it that day or the next. I take it to the Post Office the next morning. If I get an order on Friday afternoon, Saturday or Sunday it will be in Monday mornings mail.
I use Priority United States postal service mail.
I do ship outside of the US. I need to know the carving that you are interested in and your complete shipping address. I will figure what it costs to ship to your address and make the changes to the listing so that you can make the purchase.