Juniper Mantel

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Project by junipercanyon posted 12-13-2012 04:49 PM 2363 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Very fun project that started my wood working journey about 2 years ago!!! This is actually the very first slab of wood I ever cut, the “test drive” using my alaskan chainsaw mill.!!! (I actually posted this same slab quite some time ago when I first cut it, and all the sanding work I had completed needed redone from all the abuse its has been subject too!! )
Its been through 2 moves and shuffled around my shop to get it out of my way more times than I can count, been a step stool, a make shift table, and mostly just a big awkward in-the-way pain in the butt. Finally, it looked at me just right and I got inspired to finish it. It measures 60” x 5” at the narrowest spot, (wish it could have been wider, but I needed clearance for the stove pipe it will be installed behind). Sanded to 400grit and finished with 6 coats of tung oil buffed with steel wool between coats.










Thanks for looking, I hope you like it.

-- Juniper Canyon Design

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#1 posted 12-13-2012 05:02 PM

thats a fine looking piece of wood. Nice job and you kept that around a long time.

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

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#2 posted 12-13-2012 06:22 PM

Looks like a lot of work. What do you plan on doing with it?

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#3 posted 12-13-2012 06:31 PM

This is mantel that is going to be installed above a free standing wood stove.

-- Juniper Canyon Design

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#4 posted 12-13-2012 06:52 PM

Excellent. You inspire me to do more

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 12-13-2012 07:31 PM

Look very good. I´like!! The colors is excelent…sanded look like glass. Great job

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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Don W

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#6 posted 12-13-2012 09:10 PM

sweet!! Stuff coming out of my alaskan mill doesn’t look like that!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#7 posted 12-13-2012 09:44 PM

Jaw dropping! Very classy.

-- "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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#8 posted 12-14-2012 01:42 AM

Your hopes are realized. I like it!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 12-14-2012 03:00 AM

Yes I like it.
Beautiful job on the finish !

-- Kiefer 松

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#10 posted 12-14-2012 03:15 AM

Ok – I’ll byte – How in the world were you able to get something as irregular as this so smooth?

-- Barry

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#11 posted 12-14-2012 04:43 AM

NOPE! I don’t like it. I love it!!! Every once in a while we get to see something unique. That what I look for most of the time. I think this is one of those times! It’s crazy nice!

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

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#12 posted 12-15-2012 01:19 AM

Wow! Wonderful specimen, tastefully worked. Thanks for posting.

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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#13 posted 12-15-2012 04:04 PM

Nice one. Live edge rustic projects are always my favorite.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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