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This carving is on layaway. If you are interested in a layaway, please contact me. Personalized Wood Carving of a Heart caved by Gary Burns the Tree Wizard, also known as Wiz. I can personalize any of my hearts by inscribing a message on the back for no extra charge if it is something simple . The colors in this wood are so warm and there is a lot of character to the burly grain pattern. This is a Buckeye Burl. It is a very rare wood. It grows in the foothills of the Sierra's in California. I bought the Buckeye slabs I have been using for hearts 15 years ago or more. I have been waiting for the right time to do something with them. I just bought a few online and the price has really gone up on them. It is a very difficult wood to harvest. And there aren't forests of it. It is not a desirable tree for people to have on their property as it disorients any bees nearby and it's leaves turn brown in August so it looks like you have a dead tree on your property for much of the summer. So people don't mind selling a tree but they are scattered all over the countryside. Hence, it is expensive.

The grain is very burly with lots of birds eyes. The blue, brown and pink colors come from spalting. It is where a fungus got in and started working on the wood while it was drying. Buckeye isn't nearly as interesting without the blue mixed in with the natural yellow. It is a root burl so there aren't a lot of solid pieces as the burl is mixed in with the roots and grows right around rocks and dirt pockets. It can make it tricky to work sometimes if there is a rock inside when you go to mill it. It is very challenging but really worth the extra effort. I feel very blessed to have a few pieces of Buckeye.

It measures 18 1/2" tall x 16 1/2" wide x 2" thick.

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.

Hearts represent Love and Acceptance and these hearts. It would make an amazing gift for anyone or be a well deserved gift for oneself.


Frequently asked questions about TreeWizWoodCarvings

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.

Reserved for Mary-Not for Sale- Personalized Carved Wood Heart Wall Art on etsy by Gary Burns


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: wood, enamel
  • Only ships within United States.
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