Twisted Juniper Wood Floor Lamp

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Project by Tim & Candy Hicks posted 1053 days ago 3062 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since last Christmas we have been mostly been working on custom orders, there hasn’t been much of a chance to build our inventory or do something that truly inspires us.

We had a brief reprieve of custom orders and Tim was able to make this floor lamp. It is two separate pieces.

The top piece was found in an old elk hunting camp, we believe it was part of their firewood pile, thank goodness they didnt burn it. We have had this piece for quite a long time and never could figure out what to do with it.

Well, Tim wanted to make a floor lamp, so then we had to find the right base. The base that this is setting on, was in a old shed that was piled with odds and ends of wood that we have. We thought this piece was pine because it is so light in color and is full of bug holes like pine gets. Any way, once we started sanding, we knew it wasn’t pine.

Lets just say that these twp pieces have found their mate and have made a beautiful, stunning floor lamp.

It measures 49.5” tall and 58.5” tall with the shade. The base is 30”x20”

It was finished with polycrylic. We really wanted to tung oil the lamp, but was not sure how to get the oil way down in the grooves and wiped back up again.


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#1 posted 1053 days ago

Another piece of beautiful nature turned into a work of art. Great in site to a nice designed lamp.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 1053 days ago

Really, really beautiful.

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#4 posted 1053 days ago

Awsem pice! well done

-- Dave -

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#5 posted 1053 days ago

What everyone else said, and will say!

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho

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#6 posted 1053 days ago

It’s art. Very nice!

-- Kirk H. --

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#7 posted 1053 days ago

Very cool. A possible solution to try when you want to use tung oil, I poor a small amount into an empty spray bottle to get it down in the cracks. The wood soaks up most of the oil on the first coat so you don’t have to concern about wiping it up. And any small drips that might make their way out of the cracks are buffed out with steel wool before the second coat. The polycrylic looks good too though, beautiful project.

-- Juniper Canyon Design

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#8 posted 1053 days ago

thats soooooo cool
very beautiful and well picked up!

-- Theresa,

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#9 posted 1053 days ago

Love that” twisty” Juniper.Nice use of it also!!!

-- Scott NM,

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#10 posted 1052 days ago

That makes an unusual lamp and what a conversation piece. I love the wood.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 960 days ago

Just saw this project – very nice. I have a piece of mesquite I want to make a floor lamp out of. I am curious how you fed the electrical wire from the base to the top since your piece is so twisted. Can you please elaborate?Mine will be much easier to drill but curiosity has got me on yours. Thanks.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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