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This is an example of the art furniture that I enjoy designing and making. I do these when I don’t have any commission work (which is often lately – world wide recession!?) I have a few galleries that take my one-off pieces on a consignment basis and thankfully I do sell some pieces from time to time.
This hall table was made in Australian Blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon) and Match Poplar (Populus deltoides). Both are exotic timbers that grow locally in abundance. I harvested and saw milled the wood myself. The design seems to be quite successful; I’ve made a few of these already, using different timbers each time.

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#1 posted 05-11-2010 10:46 PM

Very cool design I can see why your having repeat orders

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#2 posted 05-12-2010 12:04 AM

Nice work, I also looked over your web page, liked what I saw there. Lots of good wood!

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#3 posted 05-12-2010 02:03 AM

welkom by LJ,s

-- Johan, South Africa,

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#4 posted 05-12-2010 02:05 AM

Very cool idea!!!

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#5 posted 05-12-2010 07:54 AM

Hi again Div. Love the table. Would love to see more pictures. Went to the web site hoping to see more pictures of the table but only found the one. But, jumpin Jehosephat, that’s a lot of purple heart! I can’t even imagine how many board feet of lumber that was. Anyway, hope you post more than one picture of your projects – to conserve the little picture frames (they are terribly expensive you see).


-- Jim

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#6 posted 05-12-2010 09:39 PM

Thanks for all the nice words,guys!
Outputter, sorry I only have the one picture of the table and no table at the moment to take more pics.
As for the Purple heart, I worked away 3,5 cubic metres of the stuff. We are on the metric system here in darkest Africa! Its about 1560 board feet. Panelled a large bathroom head to toe, that’s floor, walls and ceiling. Built a huge wardrobe cabinet for the master bedroom, made all the kitchen counter tops from it and did a purple floor in the living room. Obviously my client was madly in love with this wood!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#7 posted 05-21-2010 08:53 PM

Knowing the local price of Purple heart, that had to be a frighteningly expensive bathroom. I bought only 2 2m long boards – one was 300wide X 50 thick and the other was 200X38 and my other (better) half was less than impressed.

-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.

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#8 posted 05-21-2010 10:29 PM

It was! Worked away 3,5 cubes of Purpleheart(did other things like flooring and countertops as well).

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#10 posted 05-31-2010 12:32 PM

very nice piece very interesting…....

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#11 posted 08-27-2014 06:51 PM

Awesome design, love it

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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