Juniper and Spalted Pecan Shelf

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Project by SawDustnSplinters posted 07-25-2008 11:39 PM 2201 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Juniper and Spalted Pecan Shelf

It is 100 degrees today in the shop so I pulled this shelf out front to finish it. Several coats of Tung Oil dried real quick…and did not amber the natural color of the wood.

It is a general all purpose display shelf, it is 72” inches tall on the Juniper posts, one has a fork at the top for hanging your hat on. There is a forked stretcher at the back running from the bottom rail/stretcher to the top. I used spalted pecan shelves because the sapwood matches the color of the juniper with a mixture of pink heartwood and spalted sapwood 54” long and 12” wide, I rounded their edges with a roundover bit. I flattened the tops of the rungs for the shelves with a grinder by hand as Santa has not brought me a joiner yet. This log produced some very figured spalting as you can see in the spalted blank block which came out of the same log. Very distinctive lines like a china ink drawing. I know the picture is a little busy, I need to work on building a photo shooting backdrop next.

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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#1 posted 07-25-2008 11:54 PM

Beautiful spalting, good one.

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

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#2 posted 07-26-2008 12:02 AM

Nice shelf and some great looking wood.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 07-26-2008 01:20 AM

Hi Frank;

That’s some gorgeous wood!

Nice work.

Very unique.


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#4 posted 07-26-2008 03:46 AM

Frank, the truth shouldn’t be hidden when you just advertised the whole lot from that log. Who needs a photo booth when you have everything framed in one shot. That little block is perfect as is. Some times wood should remain in it’s original state to remind us of it’s natural beauty. Your pictures just did that. I love those pics. And especially that spalted block. Nice post.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#5 posted 07-26-2008 04:07 AM

Good point, Brad, sometimes simplicity is best in the scheme of things…

Thanx…to all ya’ll

Be Well….

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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#6 posted 07-26-2008 04:12 AM

That is some gorgeous timber. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#7 posted 07-26-2008 10:34 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#8 posted 11-06-2008 08:17 AM

that is incredible !! Have you done anyting with that block yet , or might it be for sale ? If it is available , contact me at my email address below .....thank you

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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