|Project by SawDustnSplinters||posted 1964 days ago||1343 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
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 , http://www.allthingsrustix.com , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”