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Tree Wood Carving Christmas Gift Wall Art on Etsy, Log Cabin Decor carved by Gary Burns theTreewiz, Handmade Woodworking. It is carved out of one piece of wood. I'm calling it "Dry Creek Ravine". I love these dry creek scenes. They remind me of so many hikes I have been on over the years. So many wonderful sights. The warm embrace of the Woods. The change of lighting and the intimacy of the Deep Forest intrigues me.

"Dry Creek Ravine" measures 15 3/4" tall x 11 1/2" wide and 1 1/8" thick.

It's carved out of Big Leaf Maple Burl. It's really a burly piece with lots of figure to the grain mixed with curly and wavy grain. The grain is truly mesmerizing. I love the mix. This piece has a few blemishes from beetle larva. It is a completely stable piece of wood. I just wanted to point this out. It's nothing that bothers me. A burl is usually caused by a trees reaction to an aggro-bacteria. It starts sending out a huge number of buds showing birds eye grain through out the burl. It is very unusual and is very interesting to look at.

The technique I use is called Pierced Relief. It is carved out of one piece of wood and nothing is added. I have been carving since 1971 and a tree was the first carving I did. I have always been stimulated to carve a resemblance of a tree out of a tree. My technique has evolved over all of these years to what you see here. I keep seeing ways to make things more life like. And I love a piece to look like it is in the middle of a story that each observer can make up. Sometimes a different story each time we look at it and sometimes the same one. I love giving a piece the feeling of action. Sometimes tranquil and sometimes playful. I love it all.

I am a self taught carver. I love evolving and observing the changes that go on with my work many times mimicking my own changes.


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.

Tree Wood Carving Christmas Gift Wall Art on Etsy, Log Cabin Decor carved by Gary Burns theTreewiz, Handmade Woodworking


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: wood, lacquer, maple burl
  • Only ships within United States.
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