DesignerFirewood

Designer Firewood - Wood Carvings & oil paintings

Minnesota, United States · 16 Sales

DesignerFirewood

Designer Firewood - Wood Carvings & oil paintings

Minnesota, United States 16 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   About me:
I try to capture the beauty of the world we live in on canvas and in wood.
I enjoy woodcarving and painting landscapes and wildlife. I started sketching at a young age but stopped when I left for the military. Later in life I started woodcarving and slowly turned towards wildfowl carving (as seen at lumberjock.com/bug) and transitioned from acrylic paints to the use of oil paints, which transitioned to oil painting (as seen on Thomas-Janos.pixels.com).
I spend as much time on the lakes and in the woods of Minnesota as possible enjoying the beauty, solitude and wildlife it offers.
I live in Stacy Minnesota with my lovely bride Katherine, our dog, cat, macaw parrot, and horse. We have 5 adult children, 4 grand children with more coming soon.

My carvings have won awards at the Minnesota State Fair and various Minnesota County Fairs. I belong to the Lakes Area Woodcarving Club in Forest Lake, Minnesota & Viking Woodcarving Club in Bloomington Minnesota, and the North Metro Wood Carvers Club in Blaine, Minnesota.

A Few important messages:
Due to the nature of wood with its varying grains and colors, no two pieces are ever exactly alike and may vary from the photo.

Prints of all my paintings, including ones that the originals were not for sale or seen on this website, are available immediately at Thomas-Janos.pixels.com, were you can get them framed if desired or in many other formats. Very few of my original paintings are for sell, that is why the prints are available.

For ideas of my past carvings please visit his LumberJocks webpage http://lumberjocks.com/BUG.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my carvings and paintings. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed creating them.

Tom Janos
designerfirewood [!at] gmail.com


Shipping

I try to ship packages w/in 3-5 business days after the carving is finished. Please keep in mind that this could be a few days or even months after the order is placed depending on the carving you are ordering.
Please note that if you want your paintings varnished, they will not be available for shipping until they are fully dried, about 6 months from the date painted. Don't forget about the prints mentioned above which are available worldwide..
Please read the description of the item carefully regarding of date of completion and shipping.


I use USPS.
If you would like a package quicker please email me or let me know when you place your order and we can discuss & arrange faster shipping.

****International sales must email me for specific shipping options. I'll hold the item for you during the hours it takes to check shipping to your specific destination.****

If you are ordering a personalized or custom piece, shipping will be upon completion of your piece. We will discuss the time it will take and when you can expect to receive it.

During Holidays or my vacations ... Personalized and custom work may take longer to finish and ship. If multiple custom orders come in they will be done in order of how they are received. I will email you to give you an estimated times of completion and arrival. AGAIN let me know if you need faster shipping on any items ordered. Once it is shipped I do not have a way of changing to faster shipping.

Announcement
Last updated on May 31, 2016

About me:
I try to capture the beauty of the world we live in on canvas and in wood.
I enjoy woodcarving and painting landscapes and wildlife. I started sketching at a young age but stopped when I left for the military. Later in life I started woodcarving and slowly turned towards wildfowl carving (as seen at lumberjock.com/bug) and transitioned from acrylic paints to the use of oil paints, which transitioned to oil painting (as seen on Thomas-Janos.pixels.com).
I spend as much time on the lakes and in the woods of Minnesota as possible enjoying the beauty, solitude and wildlife it offers.
I live in Stacy Minnesota with my lovely bride Katherine, our dog, cat, macaw parrot, and horse. We have 5 adult children, 4 grand children with more coming soon.

My carvings have won awards at the Minnesota State Fair and various Minnesota County Fairs. I belong to the Lakes Area Woodcarving Club in Forest Lake, Minnesota & Viking Woodcarving Club in Bloomington Minnesota, and the North Metro Wood Carvers Club in Blaine, Minnesota.

A Few important messages:
Due to the nature of wood with its varying grains and colors, no two pieces are ever exactly alike and may vary from the photo.

Prints of all my paintings, including ones that the originals were not for sale or seen on this website, are available immediately at Thomas-Janos.pixels.com, were you can get them framed if desired or in many other formats. Very few of my original paintings are for sell, that is why the prints are available.

For ideas of my past carvings please visit his LumberJocks webpage http://lumberjocks.com/BUG.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my carvings and paintings. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed creating them.

Tom Janos
designerfirewood [!at] gmail.com


Shipping

I try to ship packages w/in 3-5 business days after the carving is finished. Please keep in mind that this could be a few days or even months after the order is placed depending on the carving you are ordering.
Please note that if you want your paintings varnished, they will not be available for shipping until they are fully dried, about 6 months from the date painted. Don't forget about the prints mentioned above which are available worldwide..
Please read the description of the item carefully regarding of date of completion and shipping.


I use USPS.
If you would like a package quicker please email me or let me know when you place your order and we can discuss & arrange faster shipping.

****International sales must email me for specific shipping options. I'll hold the item for you during the hours it takes to check shipping to your specific destination.****

If you are ordering a personalized or custom piece, shipping will be upon completion of your piece. We will discuss the time it will take and when you can expect to receive it.

During Holidays or my vacations ... Personalized and custom work may take longer to finish and ship. If multiple custom orders come in they will be done in order of how they are received. I will email you to give you an estimated times of completion and arrival. AGAIN let me know if you need faster shipping on any items ordered. Once it is shipped I do not have a way of changing to faster shipping.

Tom (BUG) Janos

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Tom (BUG) Janos

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Helen C

Helen C on Oct 21, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

The diamond willow walking stick that I ordered was exactly what I wanted! The stick is absolutely beautiful, well made and Tom even placed a little message on it for me. Tom was more than helpful and remained in communication with me to assure the details were what I needed. Although this stick was ordered without carvings, Tom had it to me in 17 days!!! I am so happy with Tom and his customer service, that I would order from him again.

Anonymous on Feb 21, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

So cute! So unique! Thank you!

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Last updated on October 13, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to look at my carvings.

I always joke that I create Designer Firewood because if they don't turnout they can always end up in the woodstove.

Due to the nature of wood with its varying grains and colors, no two pieces are ever exactly alike.

For ideas of the type of carvings I enjoy doing and pictures of my past carvings please visit my LumberJocks webpage http://lumberjocks.com/BUG

I am constantly finishing carvings and selling them here on Esty and at craft shows here in Minnesota, sometimes even on Ebay so please feel free to come back here often to see if anything new is listed. Please note that I may be selling an item here in numerous locations at the same time so the first come first served so to speak. Meaning if you see an item you like don't wait to click the buy button or it could be gone.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I currently accept PayPal, and major credit cards.
Sorry no personal checks, money orders, or children accepted.
Shipping
Shipping is FREE in the US and Canada. UNLESS LISTED OTHERWISE ON THE INDIVIDUAL CARVING INFORMATION.

I do give shipping discounts for multiple items shipped together. Your shipping payment will be credited once I know the correct amount of shipping.

I'll pack and ship your carving as soon as possible once payment clears, if it is a very fragile or large carving (ie Song Birds, Birds of Prey, or Flowers), it may take a bit longer as I will need to get the materials together and build a wood crate for protection in shipping. I ship by various methods depending on the type of carving and how fragile it is. I send United States Postal Service for small carvings and UPS or FedEx for larger carvings. If you purchase multiple pieces, and they are able to be packaged and shipped together, I will do so. I will contact you and inform you as soon as your package ships and let you know how it is being shipped and provide a tracking number if there is one.

International buyers please email me for shipping quotes as FREE shipping is only included for the United States and Canada. International buyers are responsible for any and all charges, duties, and custom fees that importing my carvings might incur.
Refunds and Exchanges
I feel Customer Service is a priority in any business so I carry this policy over to my woodcarvings as well. If you are not happy with my carving for any reason, simply ship them back to me within three (3) days, and I will refund your money, less the shipping and handling fees.
Please ask for additional information and photos of the carving prior to purchase if needed.
If a carving is damaged during shipping, please notify me with-in 3 days so we can make arrangement to repair, replace, or refund the carving.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom carvings may require a 80% deposit and can often take considerable time in carving (often multiple months, depending on the carving). For questions please contact me directly and I can give you a rough idea as to the cost, deposit requirement and time frame. Large birds of prey can often take 3 - 12 months to complete due to the amount of detail I put in each bird.

Each piece is signed and assigned a serial number.