Purple Heart bed

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Project by panamawayne posted 05-29-2014 04:30 AM 1730 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my first projects down here was to make a bed, I got a great deal on Purple Heart, I believe I paid $20 per plank for 1 1/2” boards x 10” x 7 feet long, I used uv protective poly and two years later it’s still purple.

the legs are 8” × 8” cutoffs of Almond wood that were from my house beams and the headboard is naturally black all the way through! The guy I bought it from says they got it from the bottom of a lake and it was there for over 100 years.

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#1 posted 05-29-2014 09:07 AM

Very cool

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#2 posted 05-29-2014 09:26 AM

Nice, wish I could get PH for that price… Love using it in projects.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 05-29-2014 03:03 PM

Really, really neat. I sometimes consider impractical proposals. In this case: let’s not muddy or camouflage the beauty of the wood with a bedspread and other software.

-- Noel

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