Purple Heaart Lowboy Rocker

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Project by Ron Berneburg posted 1504 days ago 1368 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Purple Heart will take a toll on all your tools. However this was a fun project. The pictures do not do it justice, it came out purple as could be. Everybody that sees it, believes it is dyed. Their eys bulge out when I tell them about the wood

-- Ron - Would Make It 4 You

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#1 posted 1504 days ago

Very cool you might call it a lowrider. LOL

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1504 days ago

Love Purple Heart. You right though, everyone that comes over and sees the stuff I have made or the wood in my shop they are amazed at the PH and its color. I have some Paduk I’m working with now that draws attention as well. Nice chair!

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

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#3 posted 1504 days ago

Nice chair. That is pretty bright color. I can’t say that I’ve ever seen an entire project made from purple heart. It’s usually used more as a coloring accent. I bet it is heavy. I also bet that because of that weight, it is probably one very smooth, comfortable rocker.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#4 posted 1504 days ago

Nice rocker.

I’d be very interested to know how you finished it. The brightness of Purpleheart tends to fade over time. Did you do anything different with the finishing to minimize the fading?

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#5 posted 1504 days ago

Very nice chair and beautiful wood choice!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#6 posted 1504 days ago

Wow! A whole chair from purpleheart is very impressive. It’s beautiful! I love the low riding style too, it looks very comfy.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#7 posted 1503 days ago

Very nice

#8 posted 1503 days ago

That’s awesome, I’m sure it’s a crime somewhere to have that much purpleheart though….....

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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#9 posted 1503 days ago

Very very nice. What type of finish do you use? Looks too pretty to sit on…

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#10 posted 1503 days ago

I love that wood and love your rocker. Great job

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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#11 posted 1501 days ago

i LOVE purpleheart….I LOVE your chair but I do have to ask you one question. What makes you use all that purpleheart for an exterior chair? Cedar wasn’t good enough? lol anyways awesome. I envy it.

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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#12 posted 1494 days ago

Mark Sorry it took so long to get back to every one. My computer has been down. I used all that purple heart, because that is what my client wanted. I would of liked to at least put some accent in it—-but

-- Ron - Would Make It 4 You

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