Juniper Log Furniture : Floor Lamp #5: Drilling Holes

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Blog entry by Tim & Candy Hicks posted 05-26-2009 09:01 PM 2720 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Still scribing Part 5 of Juniper Log Furniture : Floor Lamp series Part 6: Wicked Lamp is finished »

Here Tim is drilling the holes for the cord and the cord being ran through the lamp

Patching holes


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#1 posted 05-26-2009 10:56 PM

Very cool project


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#2 posted 05-27-2009 03:15 AM

what a beautiful piece of juniper..that must have been exciting to come across…what a fun project to do..and when you clear coat comes alive… also have some awesome garage door art going there…might wanna frame that one…ha…...grizzman

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#3 posted 05-27-2009 09:57 AM

I wondered how you drilled through those wild pieces used for lamps? I guess the plugs are the answer to that question ;-)) Beautiful work!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 05-27-2009 03:48 PM

We were thrilled to come across thie piece of wood we knew what we wanted to do with it, we just needed to wait for the right base to come along. I love working with juniper because every piece is so different and you arent exactly sure how it is going to look until you get it done. When we spray the finish on it, it sure brings out the color and adds a whole new dimension to the wood.

Hey now, that art work on the garage door is up for sale, hahahaha. Actually it is for my 6 year old son, he uses it for dodge ball practice.


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#5 posted 03-01-2011 11:42 PM

Do you plug your drill holes as you drill, after you drill? Do you use Juniper plugs from the same piece or other pieces? How do you finish the holes when you have to drill in the blonde/white portion of Juniper pieces?


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#6 posted 03-21-2011 09:06 PM

Hi Larry, my husband does plug the holes after the cord is ran through the lamp. He uses wood to plug the holes and some how finds the right coloring in scraps of wood so that the color blends.


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