|Project by junipercanyon||posted 06-19-2011 03:52 AM||1973 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
This is an outdoor patio seat/table/something to look at. This piece was harvested from a juniper tree that had been struck by lightning who knows how many years ago and half the tree was killed. Its amazing how hard it is to kill a juniper tree, the new growth will just start to wrap around the parts that die. I sanded this down starting with a grinder with a 40grit flap wheel. I then used two orbital sanders (one in each hand) with 120grit and then 220grit. I finished with 320grit hand sanding, and then wet sanded on the first coat of tung oil with 600grit. I applied 3 coats of hand rubbed Tung Oil and a final coat of hand rubbed satin polycrylic. I wanted to put a few more on but I was out of time as this was a commissioned project that is a gift for fathers day. I wound up with about 14 total hours in the project.
-- Juniper Canyon Design