Juniper Log Furniture : Floor Lamp #6: Wicked Lamp is finished

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Blog entry by Tim & Candy Hicks posted 05-26-2009 10:02 PM 5869 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Drilling Holes Part 6 of Juniper Log Furniture : Floor Lamp series Part 7: Scribed & Bolted »

This lamp is just the coolest. The then ribbon movement and sweeping motion is phenomenal.

71” tall to the top of the shade

The base is 39” x 24”

It weighs 70 lbs

As you can see we added turquoise throughout.


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#1 posted 05-26-2009 10:18 PM

y’all are really good at what you do. I really admire your work

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 05-26-2009 10:24 PM

That is soooo sweeet!! BEAUTIFUL!! Cool watching all the hard work. Great job you two.

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

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#3 posted 05-26-2009 10:40 PM

Fantastic lamp. I just asked the wife if we had any junipers in the garden.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 05-26-2009 10:55 PM

Hi Candy;

Nice, very nice.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 05-26-2009 10:59 PM

Wow. I just went back a read the blogs on this and all I can say is Wow.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#6 posted 05-26-2009 11:14 PM

Another fantastic piece. It is very nice….

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#7 posted 05-26-2009 11:16 PM

Hey Candy
I second that wow and raise it wow wow . Impossibly beautiful . Just the photos are works of art.
very impressive and so well done.


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#8 posted 05-26-2009 11:19 PM

Hi Candy that wood is just amazeing you can tell the time you put into fitting the two peices Im still planing that project with the inlays and hope you can help with the pross. have good day brian

-- gagewestern

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#9 posted 05-27-2009 02:58 AM

Hi Candy, this is an amazing lamp. I don’t know anything about Juniper (other than a quick google search just now) but I’m wondering how did you run the wiring? Is Juniper hollow?

I just notice you have a series of blogs on this project. Part 5 answers my question.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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Tim & Candy Hicks

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#10 posted 05-27-2009 03:56 PM

Thank you all for the comments and support. Even when a person is proud of the work that they have done, it is still not as exciting and gratifying as sharing it with other people.

Gagewestern, let me know what I can help you with when you are ready to inlay.

Mike, Juniper is not hollow and it is not a tree. Its actually a shrub and there are over 50 species of juniper and 2 that we really use. Anyway, no it is not hollow it is very solild and hard. Well if you get into the darker wood it is hard, the lighter color wood is softer. We believe that the darker wood is older and the lighter wood is newer. Anyway we tell people that we have a trained termite, that we would put into the lamp and start tapping on the edges of the lamo and it would eat a cord hole down through the lamp.

When we drill the holes for the lamp we start at the top and have our long bit come out as far down the lamp as possible, but you have to be careful that you dont come out in a deep crevice that is in the wood or a place that is hard to get patched, next, the hole we just came out of is now our starting point for our next hole. We do this all the way down the lamp until we come out the bottom. It is a tedious process and it stuns a lot of people when they cant find the patches in the lamp and cant figure out where the cord is.


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#11 posted 08-29-2009 04:06 AM

Really great stuff! I live in Michigan, but I own 44 acres of rustic land in northern Arizona that’s full of fallen juniper. I’ve always wondered if I could make anything out of it, but always thought it was too tough and gnarly to do anything with. You have proven me wrong. I’m wondering if you would share your process for sanding/smoothing and finishing the stuff. I wouldn’t mind going down and getting a few pieces and trying my hand at a “juniper” project.

-- RobbyD, Michigan

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