How sweet is this parental room decoration sculpture of a kissing Winter Wren and Sparrow, beautifully handcrafted from very exclusive two tone Wild Service wood. The wood comes from the Wild Service tree, a tree native to certain parts of the UK and is one of the most valuable hardwoods in Europe due to its fine grain. As such, it makes for an exquisite wood sculpture.
The interlocking birds are set upon steel wires in a rustic piece of driftwood for a wonderfully organic feel. This timeless still life piece will be the perfect accent for a mantle, bookshelf or above cabinet display. Beautiful also as part of your coffee table or dining table decor. We really love it as a 5th wedding anniversary gift. If you feel like looking around my workshop; come over, take a coffee, sit down and enjoy!
19 cm / 7.5 inches
4 cm / 1.5 inches
18 cm / 7 inches
Sparrow & Winter Wren (Passeridae & Troglodytidae)
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;
A knot in a piece of wood that is firmly fixed, undecayed, and as strong as the surrounding wood. Also known as tightknot.
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.
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.)
They are an olive to blackish-brown color, following a grain pattern.
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;
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For me, it’s very important that you are pleased with your purchase. If, for any reason, you are not are happy with your purchase after receiving it, please contact me and I will make sure we will resolve this inconvenience as soon as possible!
Please note, in case of a delay or problem with the delivery or a lost package because of a malfunction of the postal service, I’m asking you to be patient… thankfully, these things happen not very often but it’s still possible. Please, allow to wait 2 months from the shipping date. If your package still didn’t arrive by then, I will make you a full refund. In the unlikely case that you, as a customer, provided me the wrong shipping address, I’ll refund you the original purchase price MINUS the shipping fee as soon as the package arrived back to me.
I accept returns if you contact me within 14 days after having received your package. The order has to be shipped back in the original box (or an equivalent quality) with track & trace, signature required, insurance and within 21 days after you have received it. Please contact me before sending the item back, I would like to know the reason for your return. Refund will only take place after I’ve received your returned item(s). Please note that, unless the package did arrive to you broken or damaged, that you as a customer, are responsible for the return shipping fees.
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