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Project by junipercanyon posted 645 days ago 3096 views 17 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

See the blog on this build here: http://lumberjocks.com/junipercanyon/blog/31301

This was a very fun and challenging project for me. This was a commission project from a good friend of mine who at first asked for a “log” picnic table. Well, I sent him some pics of the sculpted top idea and he really liked it so I tried to combine the “log” look with the sculpted top. They compliment each other pretty good I think. All the lumber is milled from juniper using my Alaskan chainsaw mill. I sanded from 60grit down to a final had sand of 320grit, but was careful not to go too deep. I was wanting a very smooth touch, but didn’t want to loose the mill marks from the chainsaw so that the visual was still very rustic. I used teak oil for the finish since this will be used outdoors and the climate is pretty wet at its new home in NW Oregon. I’ll make a few minor adjustments when I build another one, but I’m pretty happy with how this came together. One of the neat accidental “inclusions” in this table is a bullet in the top that I somehow got lucky enough to mill in half.

-- Juniper Canyon Design





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 645 days ago

I really these are great. I hope you sell a truckload of them.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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MonteCristo

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#2 posted 645 days ago

Cool table ! The bullet reminds me of one I found splitting wood as a teenager. A neat find !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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CartersWhittling

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#3 posted 645 days ago

Fantastic, I love that top! I just can’t imagine how much sanding there was to do.

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23 http://carterswhittling.wordpress.com/

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SandMan90

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#4 posted 645 days ago

Super work. Love it. Love the Theme you are going with as well.

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Surfside

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#5 posted 645 days ago

Great concept! And super nice tables!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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whitebeast88

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#6 posted 644 days ago

beautiful table.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Fishinbo

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#7 posted 644 days ago

Your friend got a good deal with this table! Great work on it!

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jaykaypur

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#8 posted 644 days ago

Man that is a work of beauty. A fine job you did on this.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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gfadvm

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#9 posted 644 days ago

It turned out great and the bullet was a bonus!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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woodshaver

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#10 posted 644 days ago

WOW! What a great looking table! Fantastic!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Chris P.

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#11 posted 644 days ago

Has anyone told you that the table boards look like big pieces of bacon? I am suddenly hungry.

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lightweightladylefty

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#12 posted 644 days ago

Best-looking picnic table ever!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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hunter71

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#13 posted 644 days ago

Great table, love that bullet.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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majuvla

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#14 posted 644 days ago

Awsome, remind me on Flintstone’s table :-)

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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dobiewon

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#15 posted 644 days ago

Really nice project!

-- dobiewon

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