Although juniper furniture is a rustic furniture style that incorporates juniper logs and live edge wood slabs together, artistic juniper live edge furniture, the 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 from small diameters (2-3 inches) to as large as 24 inches in diameter. However, an average juniper tree is 10 to 15 feet tall and 3 to 10 inches in diameter.
Twisted juniper furniture
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 woods’ length, combined with unique twists, gnarls, or bends, make juniper an outstanding species for accent pieces in the home.
Juniper log furniture
Natural juniper wood furniture
Also, 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). Also, larger twisted juniper logs make outstanding table bases. No two juniper log bases are alike!
Rustic Log Mantel
Last but not least, twisted juniper’s unique qualities make for wild, rustic fireplace mantels. Although twist and color contrast are common, no two fireplace mantels are the same. Also, there because of the uniqueness, no two mantels are the same. Size limitations also need to be considered as shelf areas vary dramatically, as can length. However, we have provided juniper mantels as long a 15′ long but the shelf varied from 4″ to 16″ deep. We also offer twisted juniper logs as columns. So whether you are looking for an accent table, floor lamp, or a log mantel, we are your one-stop shop for twisted juniper furniture.