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Tree Wood Carving, Dancing Bears, Wood Anniversary Gift, Unique Wood Sculpture Wall Hanging by Gary Burns the treewiz, handmade woodworking. I'm calling this one "Deep Forest Boogie". It's the biggest piece I've had on Etsy. I haven't carved a bigger one like this one for some time.


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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.

It's carved out of Big Leaf Maple Burl. It is spalted and has remnants of beetle larva that give it some added character. Spalting is when the molds and fungi start working on a piece. They leave unique coloring when caught at the right time. Once the wood is dry, the spalting stops. This is a wonderful piece of burl wood. I have had it for a very long time waiting for something fun to tell me that it was time.

"Deep Forest Boogie" measures 35 1/2" tall x 18" wide and 1 3/4" thick. It depicts four bears having a good old time boogying in the deep woods. Two of them are partners and the other two are on their own.They have four birds enjoying their antics. The large tree has all kinds of detail. There is forest litter all around like a real forest scene.

It takes a bit of organizing to ship one this size so it is reflected in the price. I feel shipping out of the US would be so much that I haven't allowed for the option. If you are out of the US and would like a quote for shipping, just email me your address and I would be glad to look into it.

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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, Dancing Bears, Wood Anniversary Gift, Unique Wood Sculpture Wall Hanging by Gary Burns the treewiz, handmade woodworking


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