While a natural juniper log mantel is perfect for a log home. It is also a great way to spice up a contemporary or rustic modern decor. While juniper trees are common the gnarly twisted trees are not common. Which adds to the uniqueness. It is part of the cypress family and there are 50 to 67 different species but not all are large enuff for fireplace mantels. Along with being used as log fireplace mantels, it is also found in artistic rustic furniture. With unique furniture designs such as log beds, floor lamps, and bathroom vanities. While the berries of some juniper species are used in Gin and as a spice in some Europian cuisine. Thus it is a versatile tree.
While natural juniper log mantel is stunning the availability is limited as many species are bushes or smaller structured trees. They also make great bases under a live edge coffee table and dining table. Really juniper logs make great rustic furniture.