|Project by Patrick||posted 12-07-2009 05:53 PM||3207 views||4 times favorited||9 comments|
Laptop Couch Buddy – Nice work space, place your Laptop on this Laptop Desk and have some extra space for paper work – when watching TV.
Wood used – 1
About Purpleheart Lumber:
Purpleheart (Peltogyne spp.)
Also known as amaranth, violetwood, coracy, pauroxo, pauferro, koroboreli, saka, nazareno, morado, and tananeo.
Includes species in tropical regions of Central America and South America.
Generally straight grained, sometimes interlocked, with a fine even texture. Creamy white sapwood and vibrant purple heartwood that turns to dark-purplish brown with exposure to light.
Very heavy, hard, strong, and stiff with good decay resistance and stability in service. Steam-bends moderately well.
Sometimes difficult to work due to hardness and a tendency to tear and split. Pre-drilling required for screws and nails. Glues easily and polishes well with no staining required.
Uses include inlay, marquetry, furniture, cabinets, flooring, turnery, carving, outdoor construction, chemical vats (very acid resistant), filter press plates, diving boards, and boat building
Wood Used – 2
Common Name: Zebrawood
Botanical Name: Microberlinia brazzavillensis
Other Names: Zebrano, Amouk, Zingana, Allen ele, African Zebrawood
Species Distribution: Western Africa – mainly Cameroon and Gabon
Characteristics: Trees tend to grow large with trunk diameters of 48”-60” and a thick bark. Zebrawood tends to grow near river banks.
Characteristics: Moderately coarse texture, close defined grain.
Color: Yellow brown heartwood, light sapwood with a dark contrasting grain which gives this wood its Zebra-like appearance.
Workability: Fair – Veneers are fragile. Grain can tend to tear when planing. Good gluing properties.
Finishing Qualities: Fair
Durability: Grain tend to be prone to wear. Veneer tends to be fragile and can break easily. Resistant to termites
Drying: Difficult – unpleasant odor disappears after drying.
Kiln Schedules: T2-C2 (4/4) – T2-C1 (8/4) US
Stability: Zebrawood tends to shrink quite a bit. It can be unsuitable for some furniture.
Uses: Turnings, veneers, furniture, tool handles, pens.
Comments: In the United States Zebrawood is most commonly available as a veneer due to the high shipping costs.
Finish Used – Minwax 67500 Tung Oil Finish
-- Patrick - DCFB