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Project by Castlewerks posted 08-25-2011 02:18 AM 3421 views 33 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Purpleheart & Dyed Ash
28” Tall x 13.5” Square
Finished with WB Polyurethane (black tinted on the legs, clear on the top)

Several months ago a few short planks of purpleheart followed me home from the lumberyard. I had no real plans for them at the time, but it’s difficult to walk by this dark violet wood without thinking of the possibilities. I assumed that at some point I might use it to make a lamp, but as it sat in the front of the lumber pile, I began thinking about a table. A little table I call Violet….more

-- -Michael ( ) Groton, MA

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#1 posted 08-25-2011 02:22 AM

That’s not a table….. it’s a work of art.

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

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#2 posted 08-25-2011 02:24 AM

love the colour and design. WB poly gives the legs a nice uniform colour.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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Jorge G.

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#3 posted 08-25-2011 02:35 AM

You hit a home run buddy, great piece.

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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#4 posted 08-25-2011 02:41 AM

16/4 ash, my, my. Damn the torpedoes, Violet doesn’t care. A man after my own heart, let the form come out. This is silky smooth lovely.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#5 posted 08-25-2011 02:43 AM

Beautiful work on this one. Great contrast and form.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#6 posted 08-25-2011 02:45 AM

Wow…that’s it…I got nothing else…Wow!!!


-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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#7 posted 08-25-2011 02:50 AM

Wow – that’s superb!

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#8 posted 08-25-2011 03:08 AM

Artistry and craftsmanship. Sexy, airy, dancing…....a beautiful woman in high heals.

-- jbschutz

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#9 posted 08-25-2011 03:27 AM

Buddy, I’m thinking you better offer some really stunning coasters with that table or some of the blood may be on your hands too! Stunningly done…. , Im inspired to wander off on yet another tangent!

-- Lou

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#10 posted 08-25-2011 03:38 AM

Beautiful! You may have to do a blog on this one.

-- Chuck

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#11 posted 08-25-2011 04:02 AM

dang dude! that there is a keeper!

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Tim Kindrick

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#12 posted 08-25-2011 04:10 AM

I never thought wood furniture could be sexy but it can… This thing is S E X Y!!!!!!!!!

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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#13 posted 08-25-2011 04:19 AM


Hey I live in Framingham. What/where is the lumber yard you use?

Btw that table is slick

-- Ev in Framingham, MA

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#14 posted 08-25-2011 04:47 AM

Man…you need to enter that in some contest. It’s a sure winner

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#15 posted 08-25-2011 04:48 AM

Functional art work … love it.

-- “Enjoy what you do, or do something else!”

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