|Project by junipercanyon||posted 05-11-2011 05:30 AM||2455 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I cut this pine burl off a limb of a huge pine tree while christmas tree hunting in the Ochoco Mountains in Central Oregon. I first intended to make a lamp but the more I looked at it, the more I thought it would make an ugly lamp…..but for a shelf, I thought it would work and am quite happy with the result. To cut this into a shelf I screwed a 2×4 to the limb to act as a guide and used my chainsaw for the top cut. I then placed the flat side down on my table saw and ran it through for the wall side flat cut. A bunch of sanding later and 5 coats of Tung Oil and it looks pretty good. My mistake though was impatience. I cut this a couple of weeks before christmas so it has only had a few months to dry and my perfectly sanded top keeps raising up with little cracks and slivers. I guess a year or so on the wall will let it dry out enough and I can refinish it if I want to.
-- Juniper Canyon Design