This is a spalted Maple wooden heart 50th Wedding Anniversary gift present idea. It's a perfect loving 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!! The next to last photo is of me carving in my shop and the last photo is of my gallery, The Tree Wizard Gallery in Port Orford, Oregon.
It measures 24" tall x 12 1/2" wide x 1 1/4" thick.
SHIPPING IS INCLUDED IN ALL OF MY CARVINGS!!
It is carved out of a beautiful piece of spalted 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 those areas.
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!! I attached a sawtooth metal hanger for hanging. And I signed it 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.