|Project by JackFriday||posted 12-23-2015 06:22 PM||751 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
My wife wanted a spice rack and I had just gotten a killer deal on an assortment of small stock from a friend. I have seen projects made from Purple Heart but never worked with it. Imagine my surprise when it turned brown when I milled it down. Rats!
Well when in doubt “Google”.
Thus began my second first, coloring wood with a propane torch. Hmmm. I guess flame + wood doesn’t always equal black :)
I then hand burnished the purple heart with 000 steel wool and finished the whole thing with spray spar urethane. De-nibbed with 400 and butcher block wax. Not exactly conventional but it looks good and my wife loves it :)