Sculpted Juniper Picnic Table

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Project by junipercanyon posted 10-05-2012 05:09 PM 48691 views 19 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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This was a very fun and challenging project for me. This was a commission project from a good friend of mine who at first asked for a “log” picnic table. Well, I sent him some pics of the sculpted top idea and he really liked it so I tried to combine the “log” look with the sculpted top. They compliment each other pretty good I think. All the lumber is milled from juniper using my Alaskan chainsaw mill. I sanded from 60grit down to a final had sand of 320grit, but was careful not to go too deep. I was wanting a very smooth touch, but didn’t want to loose the mill marks from the chainsaw so that the visual was still very rustic. I used teak oil for the finish since this will be used outdoors and the climate is pretty wet at its new home in NW Oregon. I’ll make a few minor adjustments when I build another one, but I’m pretty happy with how this came together. One of the neat accidental “inclusions” in this table is a bullet in the top that I somehow got lucky enough to mill in half.

-- Juniper Canyon Design

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#1 posted 10-05-2012 05:11 PM

I really these are great. I hope you sell a truckload of them.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 10-05-2012 05:43 PM

Cool table ! The bullet reminds me of one I found splitting wood as a teenager. A neat find !

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#3 posted 10-05-2012 06:10 PM

Fantastic, I love that top! I just can’t imagine how much sanding there was to do.

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23

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#4 posted 10-05-2012 06:13 PM

Super work. Love it. Love the Theme you are going with as well.

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#5 posted 10-05-2012 06:54 PM

Great concept! And super nice tables!

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#6 posted 10-05-2012 08:39 PM

beautiful table.

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#7 posted 10-05-2012 09:50 PM

Your friend got a good deal with this table! Great work on it!

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#8 posted 10-05-2012 10:49 PM

Man that is a work of beauty. A fine job you did on this.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#9 posted 10-06-2012 01:08 AM

It turned out great and the bullet was a bonus!

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#10 posted 10-06-2012 01:26 AM

WOW! What a great looking table! Fantastic!

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#11 posted 10-06-2012 02:53 AM

Has anyone told you that the table boards look like big pieces of bacon? I am suddenly hungry.

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#12 posted 10-06-2012 04:01 AM

Best-looking picnic table ever!


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#13 posted 10-06-2012 11:16 AM

Great table, love that bullet.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#14 posted 10-06-2012 12:04 PM

Awsome, remind me on Flintstone’s table :-)

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#15 posted 10-06-2012 02:25 PM

Really nice project!

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