Purpleheart/Curly Maple Table

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Project by Grizzled_Buckeye posted 05-18-2012 03:11 AM 1838 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My fourth project, overall, and my first using purpleheart. My better-half glimpsed the wood in Woodcraft and fell in love with it. One of my previous projects, a day bed, is in the background. Next up, I’m hoping to make some bandsaw boxes from the scrap left over from the table.

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#1 posted 05-18-2012 03:19 AM

Cool effect on the legs. Very pretty but too much purple for me which is why I won’t let my wife see this post, it’s probably exactly what she would want.

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#2 posted 05-18-2012 03:22 AM

That would be really fun looking with some harlequin inlay on the stretchers. It looks great now, but if you are going to go wild, go all the way and have fun with it.

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#3 posted 05-18-2012 01:12 PM

Thanks for the comments, guys!

I believe the diagonal transition from curly maple to purpleheart, in the legs, was probably the result of my inexperience using the tapering jig. But, once it was done, my wife rather liked it.

I would love to try my hand at some inlay work, eventually. I agree that it would add sophistication and artistry to a project like this.

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#4 posted 05-18-2012 04:27 PM

I dig it! I think the legs look cool like they are. Id put it in my house.

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#5 posted 05-19-2012 08:48 PM

great combo of wood species, good job!

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