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Juniper Elk desk and chair

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Juniper Elk desk and chair- This is another of our “Theme” desks. Each desk is one of a kind and has unique features. All this wood is forest reclaimed wood from forest clean up (alligator juniper).The low back chair is a Sam Maloof inspired piece.The desk has redwood burl drawer fronts and antler knobs and moudlings. Ther is also an original oil painting of an elk from a local artist to our area. There is handshaping on both the desk and chair to add to the elegance.

See our other “Theme” desks:

Longhorn desk http://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/1527

-- Scott NM,http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com





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Dan Lyke

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#1 posted 2576 days ago

Really nice! I love that chair.

(Ooh, and the rocker in your profile picture and… we’re going to have to hit some galleries that have your work next time we’re road tripping in the southwest….)

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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scott shangraw

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#2 posted 2576 days ago

Thanks,any time your in the area!!!New to this site so I will be checking in once in a while I’ll post if I’m at any shows nearby.

-- Scott NM,http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com

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frank

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#3 posted 2576 days ago

Hi Scott;
—-this is a nice work you have here!

I like the chair and table and also I am excited about your use of the juniper wood. You say this “is reclaimed forest clean up (alligator juniper).” Can you tell me more about the juniper wood and how you get it, what is the process of getting ‘reclaimed forest clean up? Also what is the finish on the wood?

GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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scott shangraw

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#4 posted 2576 days ago

The Juniper I get from a local place here in the mountains what they do is go out into the forest and thin it out and try to make it more “healthy” most is small diameter less than 16” it usually ends up as firewood but this company(company is SBS woodshavings the have a web site but not sure of adress you can google it) is now milling and kiln drying it try to get better use of the woods.It is called alligator juniper due to it’s bark it looks like an alligators skin.For a wood finish I use a equal mixture of Tung Oil ,Linseed Oil and poly.Hand rub a coat on a day and completly wipe off clean let dry a day and repeat 5 times.Hope that helps
Scott

-- Scott NM,http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com

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frank

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#5 posted 2576 days ago

—-thanks Scott;
I’m wanting to get my hands on some juniper and I have been told that only the locals can apply for permits to harvest. I will check into this some more, also New Mexico to New Hampshire is a lot of gap distance in between, so I would have to make the trip worthwhile.

GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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scott shangraw

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#6 posted 2576 days ago

Yeah the distance makes it tuff.I will keep it in the back of my head maybe sometime I will do a show close enough to you.I travel pretty much all over from Road Island fine furniture show to California.I also beleve that the alligator juniper only grows in the Rocky mountain areas there is several different juniper speices I’m told.
Thanks
Scott

-- Scott NM,http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com

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scottb

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#7 posted 2576 days ago

Very nice!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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jockmike2

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#8 posted 2576 days ago

Looks like a little bit of Maloof in that chair. The Painting is excellent. Very nice work, impressive. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Matt

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#9 posted 2576 days ago

really nice! and the fact that it’s reclaimed lumber makes it even more special. Great work!!

-- Straight grains & sharp blades

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Chip

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#10 posted 2576 days ago

Beautiful work Scott.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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dennis mitchell

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#11 posted 2576 days ago

I like what I see. I’ll spend some time soon checking out your web site. Good looking stuff! Hope to see more projects soon.

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oscorner

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#12 posted 2576 days ago

The chair looks very inviting and the desk matches nicely.

Great website,too.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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MsDebbieP

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#13 posted 2575 days ago

LOVE IT ALL!!
reclaimed wood, bravo, the design and use of the wood, bravo, the back of the table, bravo, the antlers, bravo, and I love the outline around the painting!

AWEsome.. and some more and some more

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Wooder

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#14 posted 2575 days ago

WOW Scott!! What a talented craftsman you are!!! I’m inspired by both your mentors too. Just haven’t developed the skills..yet…

Beautiful work and as with everyone else, the use of timber that might normally go to waste is just fantasic. I do get out west a couple of times a year. Have 2 daughters in CA. Might try to look you up next time we make a road trip.

Thanks again for sharing.

-- Jimmy

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CharlieM1958

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#15 posted 2575 days ago

Beautiful. Love the chair design especially!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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