Juniper Table Lamp w/ "double base" #5: It is finished

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Blog entry by Tim & Candy Hicks posted 04-18-2008 03:37 PM 1126 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Sanding is complete. Ready to run cord and patch holes Part 5 of Juniper Table Lamp w/ "double base" series no next part

We finally finished this lamp on Wednesday and i spent all day yesterday taking pictures and getting our website updated. It took almost 2 hours to get this lamp patched and the holes blended. In this last batch of lamps we have 9 new lamps and would have had them finished on Tuesday but, it was real cold out so we built a fire in the shop, well the wind was blowing so hard that it was making the flames come out the door, then it started to smoke and man the shop was filled with smoke and some falling soot. So we poored water on the fire am got the air circulating and called it a day off.

Anyway here is the finished product

Juniper Log Table Lamp

To see more pictures of this lamp just visit our website at and click on the picture of the lamp that you would like to see.


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#1 posted 04-18-2008 03:54 PM

whaoo! just amazing.thanks.

-- I cut it twice & it was still too short

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#2 posted 04-18-2008 03:57 PM

Yup!! You’re right, that’s pretty darn COOL!!!!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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Bill Akins

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#3 posted 04-18-2008 03:59 PM

Outstanding, I love it.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#4 posted 04-18-2008 04:11 PM

This is a beautiful lamp! How do you strip all that fibrous juniper bark off without going crazy? Do you have a special tool or process?

-- If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait until it's free! PJ O'Rourke

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Tim & Candy Hicks

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#5 posted 04-18-2008 04:17 PM

Hahaha, well when we first started this business, we had no idea how to get the bark off so we sat here with screw drivers and peeled away. Needless to say, this did not work. After some research we found out that a pressure washer is the only way to go, we bought a new nozzle that shoots in a figure 8 pattern and it peels it off with ease.


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#6 posted 04-18-2008 04:17 PM

Great series. I enjoyed the journey.

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#7 posted 04-18-2008 05:27 PM

That is one unique and beautiful work of art, from both you and mother nature. Well done….

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

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Scott Bryan

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#8 posted 04-19-2008 03:19 AM


Thank you for the series. I have learned a great deal about these lamps. I appreciate the ability and effort that go into the creation of these lamps.

Very well done.

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

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#9 posted 04-19-2008 05:09 AM

Awesome! Thanks for tour of the process’s involved.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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