Twisted Juniper furniture
We handcraft juniper furniture to make rustic log furniture like rustic fireplace mantels, rustic vanities, rustic table bases, rustic beds, and rustic office desks. Western juniper trees (Juniperus occidentalus) are cone-bearing species that grow in mountainous regions of the western U.S. The trees often grow on dry, rocky sites where there is less competition from larger trees. Exposure to fierce, freezing winds can cause the trees to become twisted or stunted in growth, or to have a ‘krumholtz formation’ (German: krumm, “crooked, bent, twisted” and Holz, “wood”). With that in mind, customers should know that the more twisted/gnarled juniper trees are much harder to come by and cost more to procure. Juniper logs range in size from small diameters (2-3 inches) to as large as 24 inches in diameter, however an average size juniper tree is 10 to 15 feet tall and 3 to 10 inches in diameter. Larger logs are also harder to find.
At Littlebranch Farm, we use these beautiful logs to produce distinctive lamps, log vanities, table bases, and rustic fireplace mantels. Contrasting colors of light and dark that run the length of the logs, combined with unique twists, gnarls, or bends make juniper an outstanding species for accent pieces in the home.
Our twisted juniper lamps come in a variety of forms and sizes. We often incorporate one or more small shelves into our floor lamps, providing both beauty and utility. Table lamps can be small and practical to wild and striking, whichever suits your tastes. Twisted juniper is an excellent choice for vanity bases. By first arranging several multi-sized logs into a unique design, we can complete the vanity with a top of your choosing (curly redwood or live-edge black walnut). Larger twisted juniper logs make outstanding table bases. No two bases are alike!
Last, but not least, the unique qualities of twisted juniper make for wild rustic fireplace mantels. These outstanding logs come in a variety of lengths, diameters, and shapes. Customers are often looking for something to make the fireplace the focal point of a room. Juniper mantels do just that with unique character of flow, color blends, and twists…. a striking addition to any room! For unique custom twisted juniper furniture please contact us and we will be glad to work with you in creating the prefect piece.