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River (Purple Heart and Birdseye Maple)

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Project by NickJonesDesigns posted 05-15-2015 01:53 AM 1326 views 7 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another wall piece. The outer banks of the river are constructed of Birdseye Maple whose grain and figure seems to dance in the light. The panel on which the banks set measures 10” wide by 23” tall and is made of solid quarter sawn Purple Heart, which has a deep rich purple color. The panel is reinforced by two purple heart backer strips which also function as the mounting system for the piece. When mounted, via a simple cleat system, the panel is spaced approximately 3/4” inch from the wall and appears to be floating.

Dimensions: 10”L x 1.5”W X 23”H

-- Nick Jones Designs, www.nickjonesdesigns.com





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Bob Collins

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#1 posted 05-15-2015 10:01 AM

Real nice, would look great mounted on a wall. Nice choice of woods.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 05-15-2015 12:21 PM

This turned out nicely and will a great conversation piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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ohwoodeye

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#3 posted 05-15-2015 02:13 PM

I don’t know about all the “dancing in the light” but I do agree that this is a very attractive piece and would probably look really cool hanging on a wall in a home with the proper decor.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#4 posted 05-15-2015 03:12 PM

That is cool!!!!

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#5 posted 05-15-2015 08:40 PM

Nice and simple yet very elegant.

Might have to make one from some of the wood in the shop Thx for sharing.

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

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#6 posted 05-16-2015 12:31 AM

Beautiful contrast. Very nice!

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