Hand cut of 3/4" plank pine and stained in red mahogany. Finished with a clear gloss. Measures about 13" tall and 13" wide. The item pictured is an example and yours will have different marking because of the uniqueness of the wood. It is guaranteed, of course.
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The Process (What makes it so valuable):
I start all of my pieces from a solid piece of wood. For most pieces, I try to select wood that has character like lines, knots etc. This is what makes each piece unique. Then, I draw a traced image of the final piece. I hand cut that trace, which is sometimes challenging given the intricacy of some of the designs. Once cut, I sand each piece until it is ready to take stain (or paint). I apply the stain in multiple sessions to reach the best color. The final stage is a multiple step process to clear coat the piece which makes the beautiful gloss finish and really brings our the color of the wood.
It does take time to make each piece but in the end, it is worth selling a quality product that can be enjoyed for years to come. If you have anything that you would like made, please let me know and I can give you options and quote a price....no obligations.