Purple Pride

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Project by woodworkerscott posted 05-17-2012 02:35 AM 1676 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently built a five-board bench for a fund raiser. A request was made to make it purple for K-State fans, so I did. Made of poplar and dyed purple. Finished with wipe-on poly and paste wax.

-- " 'woodworker''s a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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#1 posted 05-17-2012 02:48 AM

Thats my grandaughters favorite color !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#2 posted 05-17-2012 05:58 AM

Looks great, I thought it was purple heart when I fist saw it.

-- Vince

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#3 posted 05-17-2012 07:29 AM

Looks like a seven board bench lol. Great Job looks good.

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#4 posted 05-17-2012 11:34 AM

Thats Beautiful, My daughter thinks I should make her that today :)

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#5 posted 05-17-2012 12:13 PM

Looks good! K-state would be proud.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#6 posted 05-17-2012 03:14 PM

Gives me the idea to make several with the appropriate colors for my various friends and their individual schools.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#7 posted 05-17-2012 04:20 PM

i like that a little gold and would be a LSU bench ,great bench

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#8 posted 05-17-2012 10:37 PM

Thanks for the kind words everyone!
Yeah Robert, your right….I guess it is actually a seven board bench, lol.

-- " 'woodworker''s a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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#9 posted 05-18-2012 04:21 PM

At first I was like “OMG what a waste of purpleheart! ><’ ” and then I read the description :)

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#10 posted 05-19-2012 08:22 PM

Well Soda, I would agree that making a bench out of purple heart might be overly expensive just for a bench, but I would not go as far as to say it would be a “waste”. If that’s what someone wants to do and will use it then I say it is not a waste.
A waste would be taking beautiful pieces of wood and using them for firewood or toothpicks; unless of course your freezing or really need to clean your teeth….

-- " 'woodworker''s a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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#11 posted 05-20-2012 12:16 AM

(or using it for truck beds…) what is plentiful somewhere can be luxury somewhere else :)
Anyway your finish really makes it look like purpleheart from the pictures!

(BTW expect a rather huge PM from me :)

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#12 posted 05-25-2012 12:07 AM

For some reason I really like the little scrap of wood at the bottom of the legs on the inside. Also like how you split the legs into two pieces instead of using just one for each. Nice job!

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