This heart would make a loving romantic wedding anniversary love gift present idea. It would make the perfect present for any occasion. I am Gary Burns the treewiz or Wiz and I carved everything in my shop. It measures 13" tall x 16" wide x 2" thick. This is really a unique piece!! I hardly ever see Madrone burl. I love the birds eye grain mixed with other interesting patterns. There's some varied coloring that is kool in this piece. Madrone is very difficult to dry without it cracking a lot!! This piece had been cured very slowly to have so few cracks. I filled the cracks it had so they are hard to even notice. I have maybe done two or three Madrone pieces in the 52 years that I have carved. I really loved working this piece!!
SHIPPING IS INCLUDED IN ALL OF MY CARVINGS!!
A burl is usually caused by the trees reaction to an agro bacteria. It is sort of like a wart on a person. It doesn't affect the tree. It grows outside of the growth rings. I got this piece not too long ago and it was dry and ready to go. It has some signs of beetle larva that I treated. And I filled the holes and channels.
The next to last photo is of me carving in my shop and the last one is of my Gallery, The Tree Wizard Gallery in Port Orford, Oregon.
This piece is flat on the back so it can hang on the wall. I have fastened a self leveling hanger 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.