Juniper "Ribbon" table #1: Rough shape...from limb to art!

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Blog entry by junipercanyon posted 09-24-2012 03:04 PM 5309 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I say this with every project, and I’ll say it again with this one….this is my favorite!! This table is going to stretch my sculpting skills to new limits. I am going to try sculpt the top of this table down into the base limb so that it will provide good support, and also sculpt the limb into a twisted “ribbon” shape. These photos show the rough idea of how the pieces will sit with each other, and the start of sculpting the “ribbon” base limb. The top will get a piece of glass over it when I’m done.

This photo shows a limb that has a natural “ribbon” shape to it that I am modeling this table after.

-- Juniper Canyon Design

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#1 posted 09-24-2012 03:08 PM

Very creative

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 09-24-2012 04:02 PM

Just WOW! Can’t wait to see the finished product. Thanks for sharing.


-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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#3 posted 09-24-2012 04:16 PM

This piece will be unreal when its finished. Can’t hardly wait to see the finished piece.

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

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#4 posted 09-24-2012 04:31 PM

You have an amazing eye, this will be a gorgeous piece. Please, please post when completed.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#5 posted 09-24-2012 06:31 PM

I’ve always enjoyed the gnarly, twisted, whimsical, almost storybook character qualities of this style of sculpted furniture.

You have a good eye for the design of your Juniper Creations.

Please, by all means, keep us in the loop, posting your progress of this and future wonders.

...btw, loved your Picinic Table.

Work Safely and have fun. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#6 posted 09-25-2012 04:10 AM

Very nice so far, Nice piece to start w/. I’m from the n.Tahoe area in CA. We have very similar Small tree/ bushes called MTN. Mahogany. So I’m not sure where u got your piece from, but if you had to carry that much more than 20 yrds or so… man, I feel your pain. Love the work thnx 4 shr’n. looks like liquid fire:)

-- Ryan, Wicked Woodworks

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#7 posted 09-25-2012 02:34 PM

Thanks guys…I really enjoy reading your comments.

plushapple: This piece is made from the juniper tree in Central Oregon….we have mtn. mahogany here as well but I haven’t worked with it yet, though I intend too…its a little darker wood from the projects I have seen made with it. I’ve had this limb laying around my shop for over a year so I’m not sure which adventure I harvested it on, but I usually try to cut from trees with close access to the pickup or 4wheeler.

-- Juniper Canyon Design

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