Rocky Mountain Red Juniper Accent Bowl

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Project by TZH posted 10-23-2021 04:21 PM 470 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Rocky Mountain Red Juniper accent bowl just finished.

Measurements are approximate:

20 inches long
8 inches wide on one end
6 inches wide on the other end
5 inches high at highest point

I made this to be an accent piece for a coffee table, sofa table, dining table, or whatever location is desired.

Lots of carving and shaping on this one.

Finished with one coat of dewaxed shellac as a sanding sealer, three coats of hand rubbed gloss polyurethane varnish, and one coat of hand rubbed beeswax to finish it off.

Thanks for looking.


-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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#1 posted 10-23-2021 04:23 PM

This is what I started with on this bowl:

-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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#2 posted 10-23-2021 06:04 PM

Looking very nice. An accent piece, it’s going to be the main attraction. Great job.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#3 posted 10-23-2021 06:11 PM

Lots of visual interest (and looks like a lot of hours)!

Rustic beauty!

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#4 posted 10-23-2021 06:29 PM

I’m a big fan of this bowl! Great work!

-- Van "If you're looking for perfection, don't look here."

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#5 posted 10-23-2021 07:25 PM

Very nice. great job.

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#6 posted 10-23-2021 11:28 PM

Thanks all for your positive feedback. It’s really appreciated!

Yes, splintergroup, there are a lot of hours invested. I never keep track, though, cuz if I did, I probably wouldn’t do this kind of work. It’s actually my form of therapy.


-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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#7 posted 10-24-2021 01:41 AM

Oof! That is gorgeous. Nice choice on hollowing the Y shape.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#8 posted 10-24-2021 02:35 AM

I love seeing the picture of what you started with! Very nicely done. I don’t know much about juniper – will this color shift over time or does it stay about the same once finished?

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#9 posted 10-24-2021 04:05 AM

BB1, the color may shift if exposed a lot to sunlight, but it’s been minimal in my experience.


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