Custom Orders

We welcome our clients' participation in the creation process.  If there is a specific size or shape you have in mind please contact us.  There may be a rough piece in the warehouse which can be used or we are happy to go searching. 


If you are in the area, we invite you to come by and be part of the process.  It is very satisfying to join in the search, selection and harvest of your future creation.


You can also purchase unfinished wood pieces for your own designs.  If you are interested in raw materials, please contact us to discuss options.



What payment methods are accepted?

Major credit cards, check, cash and money orders are accepted.


What is included in pricing?

Total cost of a sculpture includes:

  • Uniqueness of the piece (age, size, color and form)
  • Number of hours to chisel, sand and finish
  • Sales tax
  • Shipping

Please contact us for pricing of specific sculptures.


How does shipping work?

Shipping options depend on several factors, including what is needed to safely ship your specific sculpture.  Some have fragile portions and need to be crated; most just need normal packing.  We ship using UPS, FedEx and USPS.


If you are in the area, we can arrange to deliver it ourselves or you can pick it up.  Once you have selected your sculpture we can work together on the best option to safely get it to you.


Are there product care needs?

Nothing unusual.  Each piece is initially cleaned with compressed air to blow off dirt and loose wood.  The gray portion stays the natural wood texture.  The red portion is chiseled, sanded multiple times, and handrubbed with an oil finish to preserve and bring out the natural color.


You can use a can of compressed air to get dirt out of the cracks.  Normal wood dusting products are all that is required for general cleaning.  The wood has already been around several hundred years in most cases.  Kept inside out of the weather, it will last a very long time.


Are base options available?

Each piece is designed to free stand.  However, if desired, we can add a base made from Pine for an additional cost.


What is the return policy?

If you are not happy with the selected sculpture, you can return it within 14 days for a full refund.


Barry Massey: Owner/Artist


Growing up in South Dakota the youngest son of a master carpenter and independent lumberman, I have worked with wood my entire life. 


After spending my early years working in the extreme South Dakota weather, it seemed like a good idea to get a college education and “inside job".  I chose a career path as a software engineer.


During that 30-year career woodworking was a constant.  I created and built wherever the inside job took me, including several US cities and three foreign countries – New Zealand, Germany and India.  Experiencing other cultures is valuable, and the opportunity to observe how artisans around the globe use and create from local trees really expanded my view of what can be done.  Now, in my second career, I have returned to my woodworking roots.


When I purchased property in Colorado’s Wet Mountain Valley in 2007, the biggest surprise for me was the abundant, unique and beautiful nature of the Juniper trees.  I had never used Juniper in woodworking or studied the species.  The more I researched, the more I realized what a fascinating, hardy and enduring tree it is.  There are several types of Junipers; 40 Acre Wood has the Rocky Mountain and One-seed varieties.  One of the oldest Rocky Mountain Junipers is near Logan, Utah, and is over 3,000 years old.  


The pictures are from the property where all the wood is gathered to make the sculptures.  As you can see the trees take many different shapes and can be challenging to work with.


For me, the natural rough gray outer shell contrasted with the granite like polished inner red bring these perceived dead trees back to life.  Before starting to carve a piece I like to “live with it” for some time in the workshop or my living room.  Even then I really don’t know exactly how a piece will turn out until it is done.


Please see the Gallery for a sample of currently available pieces or contact me to discuss specific design ideas.



Your privacy is important to 40 Acre Wood.  This privacy statement provides information about the personal information 40 Acre Wood collects, and the ways in which 40 Acre Wood uses that personal information.


Personal information collection

40 Acre Wood may collect and use the following kinds of personal information:

  • information about transactions carried out over this website (including questions about specific sculptures, email address, shipping information); and
  • any other information that you send to 40 Acre Wood.

Using personal information

40 Acre Wood may use your personal information to:

  • administer this website;
  • personalize the website for you;
  • send to you products that you purchase;
  • send to you statements and invoices;
  • collect payments from you; and
  • send you marketing communications.

Where 40 Acre Wood discloses your personal information to its agents or sub-contractors for these purposes, the agent or sub-contractor in question will be obligated to use that personal information in accordance with the terms of this privacy statement.

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere above, 40 Acre Wood may disclose your personal information to the extent that it is required to do so by law, in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, and in order to establish, exercise or defend its legal rights.


Securing your data

40 Acre Wood will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.


40 Acre Wood will store all the personal information you provide on its secure servers.


Cross-border data transfers

Information that 40 Acre Wood collects may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which 40 Acre Wood operates to enable the use of the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

You agree to such cross-border transfers of personal information.


Updating this statement

40 Acre Wood may update this privacy policy by posting a new version on this website. 


You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes. 


Contact 40 Acre Wood

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