Sculpted Juniper picnic table #5: Almost done!!

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Blog entry by junipercanyon posted 08-28-2012 02:34 PM 2977 reads 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Frame assembly Part 5 of Sculpted Juniper picnic table series Part 6: Last pics before its a finished project!! »

This project is really finishing nicely. I just need to mill out boards for the benches, and add some center supports to flatten out the top a little better. Very happy with it so far. I started finishing it with Teak oil, but I don’t like the yellowing affect it has on the juniper….any suggestions on what would be a good outdoor finish?

-- Juniper Canyon Design

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#1 posted 08-28-2012 03:09 PM

Absolutely love it

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 08-28-2012 05:19 PM

Very clever.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#3 posted 08-28-2012 05:55 PM

Beautiful, I’ll have to incorporate the look in to a project.

-- Russ, Wisconsin

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#4 posted 08-28-2012 08:35 PM

That is just fantastic.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#5 posted 08-28-2012 09:20 PM

Very nice design and work-up. Looks GREAT!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#6 posted 08-29-2012 06:27 AM

That is really a showpiece! Can’t wait to see the finished project. I hope some expert on here can advise you on the finish because you will certainly want to preserve such a beauty for a long, long time.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#7 posted 08-29-2012 02:33 PM

That is absolutely STUNNING !

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#8 posted 08-29-2012 03:09 PM

Not an expert. Charles Neil might be able to advise you. Check out his webb page, you can find him on LJ’s. Nice project so far! Wondering how the bench seats might change the overall efffect.
I’m guessing you will be getting a UV effect from this piece being outside? If not outside, then what effect are you going for? Shellac will tint the wood. Exterior sealers have a yellowing effect if oil based? Water based satin finish poly won’t stand up to outside environment.

Don’t know if their is a marine varnish that is in a satin finish and non yellowing. Good luck!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 09-05-2012 12:06 AM

It is the most beautiful and different picnic table I’ve ever seen!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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