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Location: Central Oregon

For people living in the High Desert of Central Oregon, the Juniper Tree is generally consider a weed,....intrusive, dirty, often considered ugly,...its impact on our range lands, water sheds, and wildlife has been studied in our Universities and Land Management offices, and is a constant nuisance to perceptive ranchers who depend on the desert grasses that compete for the water and soil the junipers overtake to raise their herds on. Its practical use is for firewood and fence posts, and for the creative type it is an artistic wood used for unconventional furniture, cabinetry, and sculpture. There is some amazing beauty to be found among these trees when you know how and where to look. I spent several years clear cutting hundreds of acres of juniper improving range lands without a second thought to what the twisted limbs left behind could be used for. For me, the discovery of what I found under the ugly bark of these trees was an inspiration that has shaped not only the projects I create, but more importantly defines a unique contrast in perspective that I relate to for purpose and philosophy of life. I built my first project in July of 2010 and hope to keep raising the bar on quality, creativity, and purpose with each piece. Thank you for taking the time to check out my work, I hope you enjoy these projects as much as I like building them.

-- Juniper Canyon Design

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#1 posted 01-10-2011 11:53 PM

Glad to see that you have made LumberJocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 01-11-2011 12:15 AM

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 01-11-2011 02:24 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! I look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

Please enjoy your membership

-- Gary D.

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#4 posted 01-11-2011 05:05 AM

welcome to Lumberjocks, you have found a great site with fantastic folks!

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#5 posted 01-11-2011 05:36 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. The projects are an inspiration, the information is priceless and the people are supportive. The only problem is, the site can get addictive.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 01-12-2011 04:41 AM

“WELCOME to LJ’s” ….Enjoy the experience.

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#7 posted 01-12-2011 05:23 AM

Welcome. Nice that you could join us here at LJ’s

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you [email protected]

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#8 posted 02-03-2011 06:30 PM

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself a little over a year ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…


-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#9 posted 04-03-2012 09:07 PM

I like the looks of the wood,but not sure how strong it is. Is it like pine or Oak?

Good for you as to using what some can only destroy.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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#10 posted 04-03-2012 09:24 PM

Unfortunately, I’m still too new to woodworking to give you a comparison to other woods, I’ve never built anything out of cut lumber. Most of my projects have been using limbs and stumps. I’m just recently starting an interest in furniture building, and I have slowly stated milling boards, beams, and mantels with my chainsaw mill. So far am pretty happy with the results.

-- Juniper Canyon Design

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#11 posted 12-15-2012 04:07 PM

This is a great site. I like all your work.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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