Pine burl live edge shelf

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Project by junipercanyon posted 05-11-2011 05:30 AM 3435 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I cut this pine burl off a limb of a huge pine tree while christmas tree hunting in the Ochoco Mountains in Central Oregon. I first intended to make a lamp but the more I looked at it, the more I thought it would make an ugly lamp…..but for a shelf, I thought it would work and am quite happy with the result. To cut this into a shelf I screwed a 2×4 to the limb to act as a guide and used my chainsaw for the top cut. I then placed the flat side down on my table saw and ran it through for the wall side flat cut. A bunch of sanding later and 5 coats of Tung Oil and it looks pretty good. My mistake though was impatience. I cut this a couple of weeks before christmas so it has only had a few months to dry and my perfectly sanded top keeps raising up with little cracks and slivers. I guess a year or so on the wall will let it dry out enough and I can refinish it if I want to.

-- Juniper Canyon Design

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#1 posted 05-11-2011 06:24 AM

Nifty rustic shelf! Good vision.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#2 posted 05-11-2011 04:57 PM

What an eye you have for artistic pieces of wood! This is the kind of shelving I’d love to have.

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#3 posted 05-11-2011 05:03 PM

Well it certainly is a beautiful log. The devil horns are interesting too.

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