Yellowheart and Purpleheart hall table.

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Hi All,

I built this table out of yelllowheart and purpleheart and it now resides in the hallway of our home.
Yes it’s a little bit different but then, so am I. It’s 11 1/2” wide X 42” long and finished with three coats of oil based poly.

All the best

-- Informing & Inspiring Today’s Woodworkers:

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#1 posted 10-02-2007 12:13 PM

Nothing wrong with being different.

Some people who are different come up with neat clocks for their friends.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#2 posted 10-02-2007 12:24 PM

what a great idea for the angled legs
Looking at the clocks that you post, I’m assuming that this style is throughout your house! It “fits”.
I will soon be able to look at a project and say, “that must be a “Gord””.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 10-02-2007 01:49 PM

Gord said: ”Yes it’s a little bit different…”

And that’s what makes it a beautiful piece. Very interesting and refreshing style and nice finition.

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#4 posted 10-02-2007 02:33 PM

Gord -

I like “different”. This is a breath of fresh air. I like the wood choices and the sleek modern design. Well done!


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#5 posted 10-02-2007 03:28 PM

Gord, in addition to great craftsmanship, your projects exhibit a highly artistic flair. Keep ‘em coming!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Thos. Angle

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#6 posted 10-02-2007 03:34 PM

Isn’t this what they used to call Avant Garde? Another inspired design. Good work, Gord.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#7 posted 10-02-2007 05:23 PM

Another interesting piece, Gord. Really quite an eye catcher!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#8 posted 10-02-2007 05:45 PM

Gord. A great design. I first thought that the upper supports were different sizes and then I noticed that they were angled. A great design

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#9 posted 10-02-2007 06:14 PM


-- Paul, Texas

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Mark Mazzo

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#10 posted 10-02-2007 08:10 PM


Great design and execution. I am not always a fan of mixing wood species just for the sake of doing so however, in your piece I think that the mix of woods really sets off the design element of the repeated angled legs. Very nice!

-- Mark, Webster New York, Visit my website at

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#11 posted 10-02-2007 08:58 PM

Excellent design! Could we see more of how you connected the top and bottom to the legs? I love what purpleheart does after it ages a bit!

-- Jeff, West Linn, OR,

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#12 posted 10-03-2007 12:17 AM

Gord – you have it – fine woodworking and terrific design skills. I can do the woodwork, but feel that I fall way short when it comes to design.

I like the way the natural colors of the wood work with the Art Deco look of the piece. Very nice work!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#13 posted 10-03-2007 08:03 AM

Another beautiful piece. How are the legs secured?

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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dennis mitchell

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#14 posted 10-04-2007 04:39 AM

I’ve never heard of yellow heart before..sure makes a nice table.

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#15 posted 10-04-2007 01:31 PM

Stunning! Little risk of someone failing to notice this in your home…...unless all your furniture is your design. :-)
Very nice workmanship!

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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