Hollow Juniper Stump End Table

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Blog series by junipercanyon updated 03-30-2012 02:37 PM 5 parts 15295 reads 7 comments total

Part 1: Rough Sanding and Shaping

12-20-2011 02:30 AM by junipercanyon | 1 comment »

This end table will be a gift for my grandpa commissioned from my grandma, I was so grateful to take on this project as I had been wanting to build him something special anyway but wasn’t sure what to build. It will sit about 18” tall, just perfect for setting his book and cup of coffee on from his recliner. The top will be a curved glass with a laminated juniper bumper around the edge. This will be my first attempt at curving and laminating wood, I hope it looks as good in rea...

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Part 2: Curving juniper strips for laminating

12-20-2011 02:42 AM by junipercanyon | 1 comment »

This is my first attempt at curving the juniper for the glass edge bumper. For the first try I thought I could use a spray bottle of water and a torch to “steam” it around the template. It worked pretty good, but this proved to be too time consuming. For my next attempt I am going to soak the wood for a while and then bend it. I’ll have to wait awhile to dry before gluing, but I think it will work pretty good.

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Part 3: First curved glue lamination

12-23-2011 05:02 AM by junipercanyon | 2 comments »

Well, my first attempt with the spray bottle and torch from the previous post was successful for one board, but took way too much time and I have a few other projects going at the same time. So I decided to soak all my pieces in the bathtub overnight. The next evening I clamped all the boards together on the form and let dry overnight. After drying, I took off all the clamps, added a couple new holes to the form that I learned would have been nice to have on the dry fit. I rolled glue on e...

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Part 4: Finished log base ready for the top

12-23-2011 05:11 AM by junipercanyon | 1 comment »

Lots and lots of sanding, and 6 coats of tung oil later and this rotten old stump has a new life. This thing was destined for the bonfire pit, but fortunately my imagination saw something new hiding in that old log.

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Part 5: Switching gears

03-30-2012 02:37 PM by junipercanyon | 2 comments »

Well, after a few months with this project in the back corner of my “to do” list, I’ve decided to finally get it done and also to rethink the curved top. I didn’t like the look of my mock up piece, and decided that my cutting equipment isn’t precise enough to cut thin flat pieces that will glue together without gaps,.... and I would need to build a much better jig to get the job done. So, I remembered that I still had 10’ of the board I used for the junipe...

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