Juniper Lamp Table with Recessed Lighting

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Project by Tim & Candy Hicks posted 03-30-2008 03:23 AM 3230 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table lamp is created from a twisted juniper branch. It has two tables/shelves and stands about 6’ tall with the lamp shade. There are also 4 recessed lights in the base. This particular lamp was custom made for a customer in New York and it took almost 40 hours to complete. All color and shape are natural, we grind off the dead weathered wood which gives us the dark wood grain, we also grind and shape up all jagged edges and make everything blend together. Most of our time is spent on sanding. We finished it with 3 coats of satin polycrylic made by minwax.


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#1 posted 03-30-2008 03:31 AM

Beautiful…a true work of art.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#2 posted 03-30-2008 03:36 AM


This is a beautiful lamp. I respect the abilities of artists like yourself who have the ability to “see” the inner beauty of wood. I would have not seen past the bark of the juniper. Very nice.

thanks for the post.

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

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#3 posted 03-30-2008 03:40 AM

Candy, this is a Truly Very Very nice lamp, totally unique in the design, I love how you’ve placed the shelves in the design. Curious what did you make the lamp shade out of…..your brother in woodworking John

-- Your Brother in WoodWorking John, Pittsburgh , PA.

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#4 posted 03-30-2008 03:40 AM

Nice work. I’ll bet that sold big time. Very artistic.

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

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Tim & Candy Hicks

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#5 posted 03-30-2008 03:50 AM

Thank you for all y our nice comments. In reply to the lamp shade, I have these custom made form me from a lady in Washington state. All shades are made out of lampshade paper, I am not sure where she gets her supplies. I do know that some of her paper comes out of Nepal….. She does wonderful work and I dont mind paying a bit more for the shades since they are well made. If you are interested in her shades, I do have them on my site. If you are looking for some shade to buy wholesale I can get you her information.

Each piece that we make is different so it adds to the fun and it is like christmas everytime we pressure wash off the bark, then we can truly see the beauty that is beneath the surface.


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#6 posted 03-30-2008 04:28 AM

Awesome, great stuff. You must have forearms like Popeye from the amount of sanding that must require ;)

-- Tom, Central New York

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#7 posted 03-30-2008 04:37 AM

That is fantastic! A true work of art.

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

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Tim & Candy Hicks

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#8 posted 03-30-2008 04:45 AM

Well not quite like popeyes, that is what the bowflex is for, hahaha. What works great is the nice inexpensive 3/4 angle drill from harbor freight tools and the sanding pads from lee valley tools. They work great to get the sanding done, but still everything has to be done over by hand to make sure there are no swirl marks and of course to get into all the crevices that the sander can not reach.


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#9 posted 03-30-2008 05:58 AM

great work , the nooks in the wood are stunning.

-- eric post, tallahassee FL

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#10 posted 03-30-2008 10:36 AM

Very impressive work of art.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 03-30-2008 10:53 AM

Man, that is sweeet. Good work.

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#12 posted 03-30-2008 04:36 PM

Nice work

-- Joey~~Sabina, Ohio

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#13 posted 03-30-2008 04:47 PM

Creative to say the least. Nice job!

-- There is no such thing as scrap wood!,

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#14 posted 04-01-2008 09:04 PM

All I can think of is…Wow! Just beautiful.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#15 posted 04-18-2008 03:56 PM

very beautiful work

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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