Handcut Wood Designs

Handcut Wood Designs


Hi my name is Mark. I started woodworking many years ago. After my first daughter was born I began cutting wooden portraits out of wood to give as gifts. I enjoy taking photos of loved ones and turning them into a work of art for you to enjoy for years to come. These make great gifts. Maybe your looking for an anniversary gift for your spouse, send me your favorite wedding photo and I will make you a wooden portrait. Maybe you want to give that new mother or grandmother a special gift, send me a photo if you and your child or grandchild and I will be glad to make a unique gift for you.

I will frame all photos. The ideal size is an 11x14 frame with an 8x10 opening for the picture. You don't need to worry about the sizing. I will size your photo to what I need and take care of the frame and mating for you. I tend to go with a dark wooden frame and black mat. I use a light colored wood to cut the picture out of. I can do a different size if needed but I wouldn't recommend much smaller. If it's to small it's hard to keep the detail needed, although I have made 5x7 work if doing a single person in the picture.

If you are unsure send me a picture and I will tell you if I can work with it, thumbnail size photos may be tough to work with for example. Photos with good lighting work best.

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