Juniper lamp with Dish shelf

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Project by junipercanyon posted 09-29-2011 04:47 PM 1896 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Very fun project. I really like the dished shelf on this, it just kinda fits for some reason. I forgot to take a picture, but I also inlayed a piece of polished petrified wood to the underside of the dish. Notice the crack in it, well it was too weak for my liking so I tried the inlay to add some strength. It worked great, kinda like a butterfly joint. Running the lamp wire was a challenge, but with careful planning I only had to drill out the side in one spot. I filled in the hole with a piece of a limb and sanded flush, it looks like another knot so most people wont even notice. Finished with 4 coats of hand rubbed tung oil and 2 coats of satin polycrylic.

-- Juniper Canyon Design

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#1 posted 09-29-2011 07:34 PM

I do like the look of Juniper, such a wide contrast of colors! Nice work!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#2 posted 09-30-2011 03:10 AM

Looks great! Three questions:

1. Would you take a picture of the petrified wood and post it? I’ve been thinking about doing something similar, and would appreciate some expertise.
2. How did you “cup” the dish?
3. Where do you get your lamp shades? Or do you make them yourself?

Great job!


-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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#3 posted 09-30-2011 04:20 PM

1. I’ll take a picture soon. I just layed the petrified wood where I wanted it and traced the outline on the dish. Then I used my dremel to cut out the shape, set the piece in super glue, and sanded the surrounding wood flush.
2. To cup the dish I drilled holes all over it and then chiseled out the wood between the holes. Then used a 60grit flap wheel sander, then 120grit with the orbital, 220grit with the orbital, and had sanded with 320grit. I just bought a King Arthurs tools Lancelot/Squire attachment for my grinder ($90) that I will be using to do that sort of shaping from now on. Its basically a 4 1/2” round chainsaw that replaces the grinding wheel. Works AWESOME. It makes quick work of rough shaping.
3. Those shades I got from a log furniture store in Clackamas Oregon called Oregon Log Furniture.

-- Juniper Canyon Design

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#4 posted 10-02-2011 05:17 AM

WOW. The unique wood projects are my favorite, and this is exactly that.

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