Sculpted Juniper picnic table #5: Almost done!!

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Blog entry by junipercanyon posted 734 days ago 1494 reads 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Frame assembly Part 5 of Sculpted Juniper picnic table series Part 6: Last pics before its a finished project!! »

This project is really finishing nicely. I just need to mill out boards for the benches, and add some center supports to flatten out the top a little better. Very happy with it so far. I started finishing it with Teak oil, but I don’t like the yellowing affect it has on the juniper….any suggestions on what would be a good outdoor finish?

-- Juniper Canyon Design

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#1 posted 734 days ago

Absolutely love it

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 734 days ago

Very clever.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#3 posted 734 days ago

Beautiful, I’ll have to incorporate the look in to a project.

-- Russ, Wisconsin

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#4 posted 734 days ago

That is just fantastic.

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#5 posted 734 days ago

Very nice design and work-up. Looks GREAT!

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

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#6 posted 733 days ago

That is really a showpiece! Can’t wait to see the finished project. I hope some expert on here can advise you on the finish because you will certainly want to preserve such a beauty for a long, long time.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#7 posted 733 days ago

That is absolutely STUNNING !

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#8 posted 733 days ago

Not an expert. Charles Neil might be able to advise you. Check out his webb page, you can find him on LJ’s. Nice project so far! Wondering how the bench seats might change the overall efffect.
I’m guessing you will be getting a UV effect from this piece being outside? If not outside, then what effect are you going for? Shellac will tint the wood. Exterior sealers have a yellowing effect if oil based? Water based satin finish poly won’t stand up to outside environment.

Don’t know if their is a marine varnish that is in a satin finish and non yellowing. Good luck!

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#9 posted 727 days ago

It is the most beautiful and different picnic table I’ve ever seen!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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