|Project by junipercanyon||posted 01-21-2013 03:42 PM||1850 views||2 times favorited||14 comments|
To see more pics and story of this build see my blog: http://lumberjocks.com/junipercanyon/blog/33665
I almost missed out on this project. My uncle was about to remove an ugly old snag from the middle of his horse pasture when I showed up for a visit. His preferred removal method for junipers is to push them over with a backhoe and burn them…..but I offered to save him some fuel on this one!!! The near fate of the slash pile for this tree inspired me to do a bunch of torch work on this. I burned out all the nooks and crannies, and then blended it all together with countless hours of sanding. Most of the natural cracks were filled with strips of copper and crushed turquoise. Also you can see in the 5th picture I cut out a piece of patina copper to close off a hole in the limb. The finish in these pics is hand rubbed tung oil.
-- Juniper Canyon Design