Custom Juniper Wood Taxidermy Pedestal

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Project by Tim & Candy Hicks posted 06-30-2011 05:33 PM 6841 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This taxidermy pedestal was custom made for a gentleman in Texas. He will mount a Trophy Texas Whitetail to it and it will then be taken to the Texas Big Game Awards Show.

The pedestal is made out of juniper and the base is burled red gum from Australia. Both are inlayed with turquoise. It stands around 3’ tall

The pedestal was finished with polycrylic and the base was finished with tung oil


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#1 posted 06-30-2011 06:12 PM

oh, that is cool! love the inlays. Great design and nice picks.

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#2 posted 06-30-2011 06:58 PM

Very cool piece. I am really inspired by your turquoise inlays, I love the natural flow and abstract use of them that I assume is “hiding” or “highlighting” (depending on your viewpoint) all the natural cracks and splits in the wood. I recently harvested a limb very similar to this one only the inside of the “arc” is open about 8” at the smallest to about 18” at the widest and about 14” tall. It is amazing how juniper will grow sometimes. Thanks for posting, great project.

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#3 posted 06-30-2011 10:59 PM


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#4 posted 07-01-2011 03:58 AM

Wow this is really fantastic and should win the contest without the deer! Please update this photo when the Whitetail is mounted to this if you can get a picture! It would be something to see!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#5 posted 07-03-2011 11:37 PM

Beautiful. Amazing vision to see that in the wood before you start.

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#6 posted 07-03-2011 11:42 PM

very nice how do you inlay the tuequiose


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#7 posted 11-07-2011 09:08 PM

I want this for a centerpiece coffee table

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