Juniper leg foyer table

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Project by junipercanyon posted 06-14-2011 07:33 PM 2367 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The base is a cut off scrap from a juniper stump that I had made for an outdoor seating project (see lightning strike stump stools blog). The leg is a forked juniper limb, and the top is shaped from a reclaimed 2×12 that I bought a 12’ lenght of for $10!! The guy that I bought the board from told me that it would have been milled prior to 1912 because it was a true 2” thick rough cut board that was salvaged from a demolished building. (does anyone have any timeline input on the acuracy of his comment due to the 2” thickness?) The finish is hand rubbed Tung Oil. 8 coats on the table top and 4 on the juniper.

-- Juniper Canyon Design

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Damien Pollet

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#1 posted 06-14-2011 07:53 PM

Nice contrast on the leg! Is the juniper wood naturally this white?

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#2 posted 06-14-2011 08:23 PM

Some limbs are bright white like this and sometimes it has a little bit of a yellow hue to it. The tan color you see in the middle above the fork is what you get when you sand off the red color. I tried to blend it in just enough to give a neat contrast. Very cool wood once you get past the very ugly and dirty bark.

-- Juniper Canyon Design

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#3 posted 06-15-2011 04:50 AM

Beautiful projects, buying a 2×12x12 for 10 dollars is a good deal, but if it was salvaged from a delolished building
there would be definately nail hole etc A small local sawmill here still cut all 2x stock a true 2 inches rough cut.

-- "the future's uncertain and the end is always near" J. Morrison

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#4 posted 06-15-2011 06:57 AM

This is a beautiful work of art. Wow, I love it!

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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Kyle VanMeter

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#5 posted 06-16-2011 10:31 PM

Nice! The board could definitely be from 1912. It was cut using a circle mill, opposed to a band mill that most modern sawmills use. You can tell by the circular marks on the board.

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#6 posted 07-06-2013 01:08 PM

Pretty cool

-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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