Heart, Wood Carving, 5th Anniversary Wood Gift, Valentine’s Day Gift, Handmade Woodworking, by Josh Carte, Wood Wall Art, Hand Carved Wood

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I will be glad to engrave something in the back of this wall heart free of charge. Something like, “I love you”, “JC+TC”, or maybe a quote that you love, etc... something fairly short but very meaningful :) Please let me know what you’d like engraved, AS A NOTE, when you purchase this carving.

This heart has a really cool shape with lots of color variations!

11” tall, 18 1/2” wide, 3/4” thick

This wood is Sugar Maple burl. It is a very beautiful wood. I just love the character.

Be sure to view all of the pictures! The different lighting shows the different character to the various parts of this heart.

I carve everyday for a living. It’s my favorite thing in the world to do :)

Burls are formed on trees due to some sort of stress. The result is that the tree sends a bunch of sprouts to one area forming a burl. Burls are rare and very unique. They have beautiful, interlocking grain. There is a lot of bark inclusion to this piece and it has some of the wildest grain I’ve seen :)

Everything in my shop is made by hand, by me, Josh.

I made this carving using many different tools. I began with a chainsaw to get my shape. Then, I used some power shaping tools on an angle grinder to round over the edges. I sanded this carving very finely to showcase the beauty of this wood. I finished it with several coats of polyurethane.

This carving comes ready to hang! I sign and date the back of all of my work.

SHIPPING TO THE USA IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE CARVING! Please see my “Policies” for international shipping.

If you have any questions at all, I’d love to talk with you :) You can contact me here on Etsy, carpcuts [!at] live.com or 740-979-5511. My address is 23847 Shurtz Road, New Plymouth, Ohio 45654. Have a great day!

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Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept 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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalized orders

Yes, I sometimes take custom orders :) Contact me and we can discuss the specifics.

I really enjoy creating themed walking sticks such as Odin, Thor, Baron Samedi or many, many other possibilities. If you'd like a stick with bears, owls, or whatever else you might have in mind, just shoot me a message and we can discuss it.

I am also happy to make custom chainsaw carvings of about any animal or object you'd like.

I know that, as a customer, you expect a certain level of control over the custom process and I, as an artist, expect a certain level of freedom. When we are able to meet in the middle, beautiful things can happen :)

Don't be afraid to message me :) Thanks so much!

Care instructions

My carvings can be cleaned using many different methods. A feather duster works nicely. Compressed air (duster or air compressor) also works well. If on a porch or indoors, my carvings will never need a new coat of sealer. Chainsaw carvings that are outdoors will need a fresh coat of sealer each year.

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