Birdseye maple and purpleheart table

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Project by Ziggman posted 06-18-2017 01:18 PM 1294 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch


I had a request for a small table with a little color. The top was a piece of Birdseye in the discount bin at Home Depot. Cost 15.00 for the top and aprons.

It came out pretty funky and different with the purpleheart.


-- In his retort, the alchemist repeats the work of nature-----Jim Morrison

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#1 posted 06-18-2017 02:57 PM

Nice looking table. Birdseye is beautiful and the purple gives it pop. Did you mortise? Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 06-18-2017 03:25 PM


Yes all mortise and tendon.

Thanks fur the comment.

-- In his retort, the alchemist repeats the work of nature-----Jim Morrison

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#3 posted 06-18-2017 08:57 PM

This is a very attractive table and the wood is beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 06-19-2017 07:09 PM

Nice job on this table—it has nice proportions. I know Birdseye can be difficult to work with—it seems as though my planer just rips out the little Birdseye figure whenever I plane it.

Congrats on the figured wood find at HD. I recently found a piece of curly maple in with the other boards at HD and felt like I had won the lotto! They even asked me at the register if I was sure I found it in the regular lumber.

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