Juniper top with Manzanita Table

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Project by woodsmidee posted 02-05-2008 10:34 PM 2419 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table has a Arizona Alligator Juniper top that photos don’t honestly do justice to the grain…..... the base was once the trunk of …. Manzanita , or as I call it ””Magic” nita …..wood…...
Whenever I showcase a species of wood in a piece like the juniper top on this table … was part of a Allligator Juniper that lived for 100’s of years in and the trunk had a 60 plus inch girth…......under the fragile “alligator” bark are what I call “insect petroglyphs” , some of the detailed random shapes and paths that put more art in the pieces than I could ever….. I leave these messages …...... on this piece they are on the edge of the top….

-- Smidee

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#1 posted 02-05-2008 10:38 PM

Cool looking “feet”

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#2 posted 02-05-2008 10:40 PM

Very nice!

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#3 posted 02-06-2008 12:34 AM

This is an absolutely gorgeous piece. It is very unique and I am sure it would be the focal point of any room.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 02-06-2008 01:29 AM

Pretty nifty!

How many hours go into getting the base so perfect? I love the natural pieces. The bond between wood and woodworker really shows in your pieces.

-- The only easy wood project is a fire

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#5 posted 02-06-2008 02:42 AM

Beaut job from a great piece of timber.Smidee, I have some Aussie Juniper that I have cut for my bar top. It has a very similar grain to yours but is a pink colour with an extremely sweet smell. Does your wood have those characteristics?.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 02-06-2008 04:49 AM

good eye. that my kind of furniture

-- hap, gunbarrel city tx.

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#7 posted 05-27-2009 04:31 AM

Job good!

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#8 posted 05-27-2009 05:47 AM

Most unique

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