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Personalized Wood Carving of a Heart carved by Gary Burns the Tree Wizard. I can personalize any of my hearts by inscribing a message on the back for no extra charge if it is something simple. There is some cracking, there are blemishes, there is natural edge, and a whole lot of imagination to make this a Heart. It's not for those who want a perfect Heart. It shows the traces of a Trying, Bumpy Journey that is still obviously very full of the Love. Life isn't always easy. There is much in Life that is testing and gives us contrast and value for the amazing moments. I wouldn't want it any other way.

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 some Buckeye slabs that 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 got some on ebay and the prices have really gone up in 15 years!!! It adds quite a lot to the price of the Heart. And packing and shipping plays a large part in the price as well. This is why the Buckeye pieces are more expensive than the other woods. This piece is not as thick as the others that I have carved and is a little less expensive because of that.

The blue is called 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. The fungi stops working at 16% moisture and reactivates at 28% moisture. So it has done it's work and won't do anymore unless it was emersed in water for a period of time. 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 to work with.

It measures 18 3/8" tall x 16 1/2" wide x 1 3/8" 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.

Personalized Anniversary Gift Heart carved by Gary Burns the treewiz also known as Wiz, Handmade, woodworking


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