If not laughter,….tears.


I will keep these comments anonymous.  I share them for consideration.  I appreciate the perspective. 

“Juniper blends well from modern stainless and glass, all the way back to log cabin rustic.” 

“Every time I have worked with juniper I have lost money.”

“A lot of men have broken their pick-axe on juniper.”

“I have done some work with Juniper and though it is quite
beautiful, my jointer, planer knives and table saw  blades all cringe
at the thought of milling.”

You never get into a groove with juniper.

“I have watched the juniper market crash four times.  The trail of juniper is littered with broken business.” 

“Loggers hate it.  Sawyers hate it.  Cabinetmakers hate it.  The customer is ecstatic.”

My brother says, “Say some nice things about juniper.”  I am being as nice as I can be, while remaining honest.  I think juniper is a aquired regional taste,  like chili peppers.  Juniper will never be traded by multi-national corporations.  Like its sister, aromatic cedar, juniper will remain the domain of small operators.

It is wood.  Like glass, iron and Ice, it can be shaped and finished.  The skill set to make juniper work is aquired and un-common.  Juniper is the result of  patient, thoughtful, skilled investment.  That is the blessing and the curse of Juniper.