FoliageWoodCarving

FoliageWoodCarving

Illinois, United States · 44 Sales

FoliageWoodCarving

FoliageWoodCarving

Illinois, United States 44 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(20)

Announcement   WELCOME: I carve custom, personalized decorative wood carving gifts for Weddings, Anniversaries, and Special Family Events. Stop by and see my intricate and unique work at FoliageWoodCarving . My work shop is located in a Fox River Valley town in Illinois. I specialize in wood carvings based on nature and welcome your business. Custom family carvings and presentation pieces for weddings, anniversaries-especially the 5th or wood anniversary, 1st communions, baptisms, etc. are a specialty. I am also open to creating unique carvings as a custom order--do see my samples section--maybe something there will inspire you to design a uniquely personal carving for yourself or your family! Please browse in my shop frequently since I am always adding new carvings. For me, carving is as essential as sunshine!

Announcement
Last updated on Apr 5, 2016

WELCOME: I carve custom, personalized decorative wood carving gifts for Weddings, Anniversaries, and Special Family Events. Stop by and see my intricate and unique work at FoliageWoodCarving . My work shop is located in a Fox River Valley town in Illinois. I specialize in wood carvings based on nature and welcome your business. Custom family carvings and presentation pieces for weddings, anniversaries-especially the 5th or wood anniversary, 1st communions, baptisms, etc. are a specialty. I am also open to creating unique carvings as a custom order--do see my samples section--maybe something there will inspire you to design a uniquely personal carving for yourself or your family! Please browse in my shop frequently since I am always adding new carvings. For me, carving is as essential as sunshine!

Fred H. Zinke

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Fred H. Zinke

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(20)
Liz Brozowski

Liz Brozowski on Oct 26, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

I love the personalization of the piece. The craftsmanship was detailed and specific to what I wanted! Beautiful!

tbway

tbway on Oct 10, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

The custom plaque I ordered is absolutely beautiful, and the customer service for this shop is excellent. Throughout the transaction Fred was prompt and courteous, even sending me pictures of the progress. I would recommend this shop to anyone as well as purchase again myself.

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About

FoliageWoodCarving is all about carving foliage that is pleasing to the eye and heart.

I began my carving business about 5 years ago when I discovered the work of the 17th century master carver, Grinling Gibbons who specialized in carving botanicals. My wife and I traveled to England to see his work first hand and then I was hooked. My carvings are inspired by this masterful man.

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  • Fred H. Zinke

    Owner, Maker, Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on July 18, 2014
Welcome to Foliage Wood Carvings. Inside our shop you will find handmade three dimensional carvings of the natural world of leaves, branches and flowers sometimes combined with "found" items.

For 30 years I have made large pieces of furniture for friends, relatives and paying customers. Now that I've reached my retirement years, I've finally allowed my inner artist to have a chance, hence these carvings. Some years ago I came across the work of Grinling Gibbons and fell in love with his naturalistic yet artistic carvings. In my own limited way, I seek to follow the lead of this truly amazing 17th century carver from England.

I use Jelutong as the primary carving wood with Basswood, Mahogany, Walnut, Oak or other woods for accent and interest. Jelutong wood is an excellent carving hardwood grown commercially in South East Asia. The finished pieces are largely left natural although I may use an oil finish in areas to highlight. and recently I have started to add color.

All of the pieces shown here are one of a kind by their very nature. However, many can be the inspiration for something personalized for you. I would be happy to work with you on such a piece.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Payment
I accept PayPal payment as well as money orders and cashier checks and personal checks. Ready to ship Items will ship within 72 hours of receipt. Custom carvings can take between 3 and 8 weeks completion.
Shipping
Shipping dates on custom carvings can vary between 3 and 8 weeks. Please contact me for my best estimate on the piece you have in mind. Shipping is done through the USPS or UPS and the cost will vary depending on the size and weight of each piece. Many items will only be shipped to addresses in the United States. Some orders from local Fox River Valley customers are hand delivered. I have begun to ship internationally--if you are outside the US and are interested please send me a convo to discuss shipment to you!
Refunds and Exchanges
If you need to return a ready to ship item, I will refund the purchase price. You are responsible for the return shipping. No return will be accepted without prior agreement. However, custom pieces cannot be returned since they frequently cannot be resold. I will make a good faith effort to make sure you are pleased with any custom carving order.
Additional policies and FAQs
For Custom Carvings, please contact me first before purchasing.