Chipped carved stilt cabinet-made from "Forest reclaimed" Juniper

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Project by scott shangraw posted 03-28-2008 05:18 PM 3163 views 9 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Chip carved stilt cabinet from juniper-Thought I would post another “Forest reclaimed wood project”. This one is out of “purple heart juniper”.It looks like cedar but is actually a juniper that normally the wood is a tan color some are purple.This “forest reclaimed wood” is lumber from small diameter trees that are removed when they go into the over growth areas and clean up to lower fire dangers.Normally this wood ends up in land fills or fire wood.The forest service is trying to bring more value to this wood so it can be more of an incentive to clean our overgrown forest.I have made a few of these projects to show in our area to help increase knowledge on forest clean up . The lighter color wood is Tiger Maple (pictures don’t show it that great). My wife does the chip carving. There is two Koa fish on the doors and a crane and dragonfly on the sides. This piece was donated to our local Lincoln County Humane Society for the annual fund raiser “Fur Ball”. The individual that bought it is actually the person that goes into the forest and cleans-up and sells the by product “SBS Woodshavings”. Nice for them to have a piece of furniture that came from all their great effort to keep our forests clean.

See other “Forest reclaimed” projects

Juniper Desk
Juniper Carved End tables
Juniper Gun Cabinet
SBS Woodshavings

-- Scott NM,

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#1 posted 03-28-2008 05:21 PM

Everything about this is great! The wood, legs and carvng.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Tim Pursell

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#2 posted 03-28-2008 05:44 PM

Very striking. I envy those of you that have the imagination & skill to create projects that” think outside the box”. Thanks for sharing.


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#3 posted 03-28-2008 05:44 PM

Beautiful piece. Your the second person I’ve seen work with juniper, it is a beautiful wood, nice to see it being put to good use and not in the fire pile! Excellent job on the carving as well. What did you finish it with?

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#4 posted 03-28-2008 05:48 PM

Unique project. How many hours do you have in it?

-- Daniel, Southern Indiana -- "Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." --

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scott shangraw

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#5 posted 03-28-2008 06:00 PM

I used Waterlox brand finish on this one but I wipe it off between coats(and sand)it’s not the directions on the can. I was doing this project here and there so I lost track of time spent I know it took my wife longer to do the design and carving than for me to make it though.

-- Scott NM,

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#6 posted 03-28-2008 06:23 PM

Any chance of more pics? Inside shots would be nice.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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Scott Bryan

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#7 posted 03-28-2008 07:20 PM


Again this is a beautiful piece. It is wonderful that you both share such a common bond. Being “artistically challenged” I really enjoy seeing others express this talent. You both are to be congratulated on the success fo the project.

I agree with Bradford. Some pictures of the inside would be nice.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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scott shangraw

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#8 posted 03-28-2008 07:39 PM

Sorry guys I didn’t even think of taking pictures of the inside I guess it would be a good idea for the future.This cabinet was delivered for a benifit auction for the Humane Society so it’s gone!!!

-- Scott NM,

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#9 posted 03-28-2008 07:48 PM

This is a wonderful cabinet. I like your work.

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#10 posted 03-28-2008 08:09 PM

This is beautiful! I love it. What’s inside?

-- Happy woodworking!

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#11 posted 03-29-2008 02:13 AM

Super neat , Scott. Unique in every way.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#12 posted 04-17-2008 11:40 PM

Somehow I missed this one. Great design…great cause!

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#13 posted 08-07-2008 11:11 PM

This is nice and done for a good cause.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#14 posted 09-29-2008 04:23 PM

What a beauty. Great brain work. LOL, I’m sure it has a loving home.

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

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