For An Unusual Couple!


This very artistic and 100% handcrafted faux taxidermy couple… An unusual kiss between a Stork and a Puffer fish! Surprise yourself or your partner… a beloved parent, neighbour or that special friend with something genuine and timeless. A still life piece for onto a desk, nursery room, dining table or living space. Simply beautiful! If you feel like looking around my workshop; come over, take a coffee, sit down and enjoy!

Outside dimensions;

Total Height;
21 cm / 8.2 inches

Total Width;
 5 cm / 1.9 inches

Total Length;
18 cm / 7 inches


Stork & Puffer Fish (Ciconia Ciconia & Tetraodontidae)

Before purchasing, please take your time to read my shop policies. There you will find all the up-to-date
information regarding shipping, returns and contact.


Wood Characteristics

The very interesting thing about wood is not only its diversity in grain, color, fragrance & patterns….but as well, it can carry countless traces of its life on the planet. Note that in all of my items can be visible traces of those characteristics. Those typical traces can be for example;


Sound Knot
A knot in a piece of wood that is firmly fixed, undecayed, and as strong as the surrounding wood. Also known as tightknot.

Unsound Knot
An unsound knot is a circular area that was the base of a branch that has a pith center.

This is a swirl or twist in the grain of the wood that does not contain a knot.

Bird Pecks
These are small marks in the grain pattern caused by pecking birds.

Wormholes are traces of previous wildlife in the wood. They can range in size between 1 mm. up to 4 cm. (0.04 to 1.57 inch.)

Mineral Streaks
They are an olive to blackish-brown color, following a grain pattern.

Gum Streaks
Gum streaks are mineral-like streaks of color naturally occurring only in Cherry wood.

This is the mature, usually darker wood, extending from the sapwood to the pith.

Sapwood is lighter colored wood growing from inside the bark to the heartwood.


Today, you have chosen for a true unique and handmade little slice of happiness! You can be very positive about the fact that I’ve spend a lot of time, pleasure and dedication on this product. Therefore, it deserves a correct & reliable sending. Below you can read how the item will find its way to your homestead;

Step 1
After I received your payment, the item will be made ready for sending within 1-4 days. I will ship your order to the address provided, for your own good, please double check  if you did provide the right & full address unless you wish your purchase to have a long & adventurous around-the-world-trip.

Step 2
When the item is ready to leave my workshop after kissing goodbye, I will send you through email the track & trace number in order to follow your priority package. All items shipped are of course packed with care and protected by the therefore suitable materials and products.

Step 3
As soon as the mailman arrives with your long-expected item, please, show kind politeness by not literally throw yourself across
his delivery truck, snatching your package out of his trunk and run off with it. She or he needs your signature to confirm me that you received your package in good order.

Step 4
Please check the approximate delivery times.

2-5 days within France
6-10 days within the European Union
10-21 days To Australia/New-Zealand & Asia, Canada/USA & South-Africa.

It’s good to bear in mind that exceptions do occur due to strikes,  flat tires, roadblocks, fallen trees, doing private shoppings during work shift, lost keys, cancelled weddings and diligent custom officials. As you will understand, therefore I cannot be held responsible.

Customs Duty
Please note that customers are responsible for any import, customs, or duty charges, as well as any brokerage or handling fees that may be applied to purchases as they enter international countries. Please familiarize yourself with your country’s import laws and regulations, including any restrictions your country may place on the importation of certain goods or materials.

Shop Policies

In the event your product is far from what you have expected, please get in touch with me and we will resolve it! As well, I am happy to provide you a full refund minus postage fees. If so, please request refund within 14 days from delivery date.

Before sending back any item, please contact me via:
Note that you, as a buyer, are responsible for the return shipping costs, which need to be sent with a track & trace number.
Make sure you sent the unused item back in its original case or otherwise in another protected and solid package.

As soon as I received your item back, a full refund (minus postage fees) will be given back.

Secure Payment

When purchasing from Michael Vermeij Handcrafted Design, credit card and order data are encrypted and secured through an SSL-certificate, recognizable on the green padlock in your web browser. SSL Certificates are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organization’s details. When installed on a web server, it activates the padlock and the https protocol and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser. SSL certificates are used to secure credit card transactions, data transfers and logins, and is becoming the norm when purchasing online.