Juniper Lamps, Twisted Juniper Table Lamp

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Project by Tim & Candy Hicks posted 02-12-2015 07:34 PM 3495 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We are back at it and making more juniper lamps. It sure is a nice break to work on something small.

This lamp Measures 19” tall w/o the shade 27” tall with the shade. The base measures 9 1/2” x 9 1/2”. The base is made from burled blue pine.


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#1 posted 02-12-2015 08:20 PM

Gorgeous! I love natural juniper.

-- If you are going to make it, make it last.

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#2 posted 02-12-2015 09:15 PM

Very cool! It must be nice having wood like that available.

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#3 posted 02-12-2015 10:39 PM

Beautiful. I would really gain more appreciation for your skills if you showed the before pictures as well as the after photos.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#4 posted 02-13-2015 02:56 PM

Really nice. Your table bases are fantastic as well.
We have thousands, if not millions of dead and down junipers on and around our place in AZ. All, thanks to the government’s misguided efforts at clearing the land in the ‘40s.
I’ve tried working with it and, I can tell anyone, it ain’t no picnic.
First of all, it’s harder than blue blazes. Second, it’s full of silica (at least around here) and it’s a bear to clean up.
My hat is off to you.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Tim & Candy Hicks

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#5 posted 02-15-2015 01:35 AM

ohwoodeye: My husband and I have talked about doing before and after photos and it seems to get forgotten in the design process. I do agree that it adds a special element to the design when you can see it from start to finish.

Gene Howe:
I agree, juniper is very challenging to work with, very dirty full of sand and hard on chains…. once we get it harvested and brought home we pressure wash off the bark and try to get all the bark, dirt and debris out of the crevices. What we are unable to remove with the pressure washer we dig out with pliers and screwdrivers being careful to not dent the wood. Once that is completed we power sand the entire piece, sandblast it, then 100% hand sand and polish every spot that we can get to. Then it is finished with a hand rubbed oil finish. ... See, there is nothing to it… Hahaha


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#6 posted 12-23-2017 05:51 PM

So gorgeous! What’s the shade made of?

-- Alex...builder of wooden wings for vintage sport biplanes...I'm your wingman :)

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