Purple Heart Hutch

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Project by Brian Brace Fine Furniture Maker posted 07-10-2012 02:42 AM 2541 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A Brian Brace original, the Purple Heart Hutch features purple heart inlay, maple, and mahogany. Purple heart is a unique and vivid wood from Central and South America. This piece also features hand made handles with solid brass hinges and ball catches. This piece was me working to try to mix a few wood together and try to make them compliment each other. Purple heart i s a very hard wood to bend and the piece at the top of the doors is solid! I had to build a jig and let it dry for 24 hours and then cut it and glue it . With it being mitered corners this helps the piece stay in place without moving so it will last over time.
This piece was featured in the 2011 summer issue of Style 1900 arts and craft magazine!
Brian Brace
Furniture maker
1196 Old Us Hwy 70 west
Black Mountain,NC 28711
(828) 777 8148

-- Brian Brace Fine Furniture Maker,Blk Mt NC

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#1 posted 07-10-2012 03:02 AM

Beautiful design , but your title is misleading. Congrats on the featured piece : )

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#2 posted 07-10-2012 03:14 AM

That is a very beautiful design. I was actually pleasantly surprised that it was not a full hutch solely made of purpleheart. Very nice use of materials.

-- -Joshuah

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#3 posted 07-10-2012 12:57 PM

Very fine craftsmanship.

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#4 posted 07-10-2012 01:06 PM

This is an outstanding piece. Congratulations.


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#5 posted 07-10-2012 05:28 PM

Thanks everyone!! I built this piece about 4 years ago and have since done one with the base closed in . I just have to re-size the pictures to get them to load . But some day I will post. Thanks again.

-- Brian Brace Fine Furniture Maker,Blk Mt NC

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#6 posted 07-29-2012 05:59 AM

You Love your job and it shows, I am in awe of your work.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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