Juniper Furniture, Twisted Log Table Lamp

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Project by Tim & Candy Hicks posted 06-29-2009 04:49 PM 8006 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a tight twisted lamp,we took a few picures of it from start to finish. You can see where we ran the cord through the lamp and all the multiple holes it took to get the cord through.


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#1 posted 06-29-2009 05:27 PM

Looks like getting the cord through to the top was the most difficult part. Looks like with a long bit, a couple of holes might have done the job. Is there an advantage of having so many turns in the cord? Either way, that is one beautiful lamp. I spent almost eleven years in New Mexico. I wonder how many awesome pieces of Juniper I walked or dirt biked by and didn’t even take a second look at since I was not making saw dust then.

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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#2 posted 06-29-2009 05:30 PM

Another amazing project cool lamp well done


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#3 posted 06-29-2009 05:58 PM

Beautiful lamp! Great shade too….............Very nice!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#4 posted 06-29-2009 06:41 PM

Looks great as usual


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#5 posted 06-29-2009 07:21 PM

Thank you Cindy! Your discription of how you got the wire through your creations is even better with the photos. Thank you!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#6 posted 06-29-2009 07:44 PM

Getting the cord through is one of the aspects that I’ve marvelled at. It looks like it was quite an adventure. But, it ended up a beautiful lamp.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#7 posted 06-30-2009 08:38 AM

I am imprisoned and impressed in your carving and especially what you do with the Juniper

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#8 posted 06-30-2009 06:12 PM

This is great job, what glue do you use in the plugs, do you mix the glue with the dust

-- Doug Cedar Log Furniture,

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Tim & Candy Hicks

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#9 posted 06-30-2009 06:45 PM

bamasawduster: Drilling the cords for these lamps is a bit difficult. Very rarely are you able to drill straight through the lamp and come out the bottom. When drilling these lamps our goal is to come out of the bottom of the lamp so that the cord is 100% hidden. We have seen juniper lamps that the cord comes out the side and thats how they keep it. This particular lamps is twaitested like a corkscrew, so when drilling it we had to be sure that we would not come out where we could get a patch, for instance, you dont want your hole to come out in a crevice because you cant get to it. So you have to really calculate your angles and work your way down the lamp.

We are very blessed to be able to work with juniper, to have such a natural shape, color and beauty is simply amazing, all we do is bring out the hidden beauty.

The patches are made out of wood. My husband patches the wood, so I am not exactly sure how he does it.

Thanks for all your comments and support!!


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#10 posted 07-01-2009 06:23 AM

Nicely done and interesting process. (At first glance I thought that was an exotic species of tape worm protruding from the wood.) Too bad you can’t train the wood borers to go the direction you need to wire the stump!

I like the details on the lamp shade. What is it made of?

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Tim & Candy Hicks

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#11 posted 07-01-2009 07:07 PM

socalwood- thanks!!!

mmh- We like tot ell people we have a trained termite and we can get it to go where we want it to by tapping on it. The lampshade is made from a lampshade paper an it as wood buttons with leather lacing


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#12 posted 07-28-2009 09:12 PM

great piece

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#13 posted 03-30-2010 07:07 PM

Very, very nice.

-- David

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