Juniper Wreath

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Project by DBB posted 07-11-2021 08:13 PM 541 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Driving in to work a few years ago in Seal Beach, CA, I saw that workers were removing all the large juniper bushes/trees along the south side of Leisure World. I asked if they would mind if I took some of the larger pieces and they were more than happy to have less to feed into the chipper.

My wife wanted a wood wreath for Christmas, so I pulled a branch of that juniper off the pile, sliced it up on the band saw, then sanded the slices smooth (the garage smelled great). I arranged the pieces the way I wanted them, then cut a 1/4” thick piece of plywood into a ring to be a support underneath the juniper slices. I painted the plywood black then epoxied the juniper pieces to it and to each other. I finished the juniper just with mineral oil so the scent would not be locked away. My wife liked it so much that it now stays up all year – and it still smells good every time we walk past it.

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#1 posted 07-12-2021 01:25 AM

Neat project!!

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#2 posted 07-12-2021 01:30 AM

That’s cool…

But in my mind it needs a mirror or a clock, or something in there…just sayin’...

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

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#3 posted 07-12-2021 01:43 AM

That’s a really neat idea.

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#4 posted 07-12-2021 02:27 AM

Clever and attractive idea.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 07-15-2021 05:44 AM

Really a sharp idea. I think I will try one of these for next Christmas. Great job and thanks for showing it. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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