This is a spalted Maple wooden Heart art 50th Wedding Anniversary gift present idea. It's a perfect loving wood heart handmade gift for any occasion. I am Gary Burns the treewiz and I carved everything in my shop. I can inscribe something on the back for no charge if it is something simple like a short sentence and date. Just let me know when you make your order. I do this by hand with a Dremel. It comes ready to hang on the wall! These hearts make such fun gifts. They are always well received!!
It measures 18 1/4" tall x 13 1/2" wide x 1 1/8" thick.
SHIPPING IS INCLUDED IN ALL OF MY CARVINGS!!
It is carved out of a beautiful piece of spalted figured grain Big Leaf Maple. I just love this wood! It looks so organic to me! I don't get many pieces like this. It makes this heart so unique! Spalting is where the wood started to rot. The molds go dormant when the moisture gets below 16%. The coloring is so unique to each piece. The wood is softer where the spalting has happened. This makes it quite a bit more difficult to sand and work but it is really worth it to me! I then harden the areas and they end up being harder than the good wood around them.
I have invested in wood over the years whenever a deal came by. Sometimes cutting my funds significantly! It sometimes seemed like so much wood but as time passes by, these unique pieces have found their way to my work bench and become something unique and fun to me. Wood is my life. I am so grateful! I so Love what I do!! Carving full time since 1978, I am still amazed every day at what one is capable of creating with a heart full of Love.
This piece is flat on the back so it can hang on the wall. I attached a wire hanger for hanging.
You can pay using any of the methods available to you through Etsy. If you would like to do a lay-a-way, contact me and I will let you know what we could do. You can e-mail me at email@example.com or phone me at 541 761 1997.
If I do not receive payment or communication about the payment within 2 days of my receiving the order I will cancel the order and re-list the piece.
Whatever is going on, please communicate. I am very flexible.
I include the cost of packing and shipping in all of my prices. I have not included shipping for out of the US. I just need your EXACT SHIPPING ADDRESS, YOUR FULL NAME and a link to the item you are interested in. I will get back to you with an exact quote on outside of the US purchases. I ship asap. Sometimes it is shipped the day the order is received but almost always by the next day. Just as soon as I get your order, I'll contact you.I email you the tracking info and I email you that it is on it's way. I send PRIORITY USPS unless it is too big and then it will go UPS. Priority USPS usually takes 2-3 days.
When shipping out of the United States, I declare the piece as "Merchandise" on the customs form and declare the price that you paid for the item less shipping.
I use mostly recycled packing. My carvings are all such different sizes that it makes it hard to purchase custom boxes and very expensive as well. It's as eco friendly as I can make it and keeps my prices as low as they can be.
I want you the buyer to be so happy with your purchase that you want to rave about how wonderful it all went on your feedback. If for any reason you are dissatisfied, let me know and we will work it out. If you're not happy, I'm not happy. E-mail me or call me at 541 761 1997 if there is any way I can help.
I've carved more than 13,000 carvings since 1971 when I started and have sold all of those pieces all over the world. Making people happy with my work is my soul purpose. With Love and Gratitude! <(B^)
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.