BobsWoodShopbyBBruu

Bob's Wood Shop

McKinney, Texas 5 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars (2)

BobsWoodShopbyBBruu

Bob's Wood Shop

McKinney, Texas | 5 Sales

Bob Bruu

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Bob Bruu

Announcement    Welcome to Bob's Wood Shop featuring unique, realistic wood carvings by Bob Bruu. Bob elevates & transforms everyday objects like shoes, hats and clothing into carved wood art. He designs and carves these life-like wood sculptures in his 100 yr old Barn, located in historic Downtown McKinney, TX.

Bob's Wood Shop is a growing collection of all things made of wood. Starting with his hand carved Trompe l'oeil pieces. Coming soon will be hand carved wooden spoons, furniture and other hand made home goods.

Bob's carvings are normally made of Basswood or Tupelo, but he will use other woods as requested. A single piece can take anywhere from 20-200+ hours to complete. His pieces are completed with either oils, acrylics or various wood stains.

Enjoy looking through Bob's Wood Shop and thanks for stopping by.

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Last updated on Jul 13, 2018

Welcome to Bob's Wood Shop featuring unique, realistic wood carvings by Bob Bruu. Bob elevates & transforms everyday objects like shoes, hats and clothing into carved wood art. He designs and carves these life-like wood sculptures in his 100 yr old Barn, located in historic Downtown McKinney, TX.

Bob's Wood Shop is a growing collection of all things made of wood. Starting with his hand carved Trompe l'oeil pieces. Coming soon will be hand carved wooden spoons, furniture and other hand made home goods.

Bob's carvings are normally made of Basswood or Tupelo, but he will use other woods as requested. A single piece can take anywhere from 20-200+ hours to complete. His pieces are completed with either oils, acrylics or various wood stains.

Enjoy looking through Bob's Wood Shop and thanks for stopping by.

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About BobsWoodShopbyBBruu

Sales 5
On Etsy since 2010

How did I start Carving Wood?

Being able to draw and paint was handed down by my father and grandfather. My love for wood and working with my hands grew from playing in my grandfather's lumberyard in Hampton Bays, NY. He taught me how to use tools, choose lumber and to be precise. Wood carving started with an infatuation for duck decoys. Their beauty, colors and realism intrigued me. With an invitation from a local woodcarvers club in the late 80s, I was handed a block of wood, a knife and told to carve a bear (I still have that original carving from that night). That lead to a series of duck carvings and song birds. Later in life my inspiration shifted after seeing a carving by Fraser Smith. I knew then what I wanted to aspire to in my own way. 

My two favorite kinds of wood are Tupelo and Basswood. Both are traditional duck carving woods. Tupelo comes from the Southeastern part of the US. It's known for it's ability to hold detail, whether using hand or power tools. Basswood is a North American species, mainly from the Northeast. It's known as Lime wood in Britain. It's a soft wood, with little grain and highly manipulative. I'll use other woods from time-to-time, when requested. I finish my carvings with an assortment of materials; stain, acrylic, oils, milk paints to name a few. ​

Time to complete a wood carving, always depends on the complexity of the subject matter. On average a baseball hat takes about 50 hours to complete. Something as complex as a shoe can take 200 or more hours. Most time is spent in planning the foundational cuts of a piece. Making sure you leave enough wood to get to the next level of detail, to ensure realism. Once the carving portion is done, I always sit with a piece for a few days before painting or staining. That's the last big step. Before I apply a brushstroke, I need to be fully committed on my final design. 

Thanks for visiting, hope you enjoy my Shop.

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  • Bob Bruu

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    I elevate & transform everyday objects like shoes, hats and clothing into Carved Wood Art. I design and carve these life-like wood sculptures in a 100 yr old barn located in historic Downtown McKinney, TX.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 27, 2019
Welcome to Carved Wood by Bob Bruu. Please browse through my collection as it continues to grow. I hope you enjoy it as much as I've enjoyed creating it.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
Returns and exchange details
If you are not happy with your purchase I will work with you to make it right!
Payment
I accept payment via PayPal and Square. Payment will include applicable taxes and shipping costs. If you need to amend or cancel your order prior to shipment, please contact me immediately so we can resolve the issue.
Shipping
All Carved Wood art work will be shipped via UPS or USPS once it's been completed. The carvings will be carefully packed to ensure safe delivery. The Shipping Method will be determined by the Buyer. Confirmation and tracking information will be sent to the buyer as well.
Additional policies and FAQs
All custom requested carvings will be handled separately to determine complexity, cost and timeframe for completion. If the custom request is determined to be greater than $1,000, a refundable 25% deposit will be required start the work.