Had to make one, everyone wants to…right?
Anyhow I got a piece of African Mahogany (Khaya), some Purpleheart scraps from my uncle who says they, believe it or not, use this “stuff” for they’re trailer beds to haul equipment on. He said they typically burn the scraps!!! Lets call that group the modern day Minute Men. Anyhow, he got me some scraps, man is that stuff heavy, and real purdy!
I also got two pieces of live edge Black Locust that are about 7 1/2’ long by 10” wide, bookmatched. Waterfall coffee table?... with Khaya stretcher
I got the Khaya and Locust both from Unit 5 Woodworks in Sioux Falls, SD (www.unit5woodworks.com) or check it out on Facebook.
The Khaya is very very rough cut, I wonder what kind of saws they have in Africa… I lightly sanded just a small area of it and the grain looks beautiful!
So, I was just expecting a few small pieces of Purpleheart for some inlaying…Now, what to do with way more than just inlaying material…
Purple Heart with a small piece of Red Oak and Walnut for comparison. Also African Mahogany on top.
Closer shot of small rough sanded area of African Mahogany, tough to see in this pic but beautiful stuff.
-- Grant - N Dakota