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Project by EternalDesign posted 07-03-2008 03:38 AM 2340 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thought i would post this table i started today. Had this 12” wide purple heart laying around for years never knew what to do with it, so i cut it all up haha. Its purpleheart box joints with a book matched black walnut top. I will hopefully finish this week and add pics then.

-- Brian, Eternal Furniture & Design

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#1 posted 07-03-2008 04:40 AM

Brian Dude!

Nice I have been wanting to do a piece with that wood combo. That is going to look fantastic when finished. What are you going to finish it with?

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#2 posted 07-03-2008 04:43 AM

Thanks man. I think the tone of the two woods are going to be nice with finish on them, it will be finished with tried and true oil varnish. I might add a aluminum bar stock spreader between the legs.
In my new shop I’m trying to do everything eco friendly as possible hence the finish. I know the wood is not certified I just had it as left overs. But all the future wood in the shop will be certified or salvaged.

-- Brian, Eternal Furniture & Design

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#3 posted 07-03-2008 05:24 AM

Interesting colors. Please post some pics of it when its done. I think the dark walnut top and purple heart will look really interesting.

-- Steve-o

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#4 posted 07-03-2008 05:58 AM

very nice love all the color.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#5 posted 07-03-2008 05:02 PM

like it! I’ll be interested to hear your thoughts on low VOC finish.

-- Fritz Oakland, Ca (dedicated to my other hobby)

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#6 posted 07-03-2008 07:44 PM

thanks fritz, I used this finish on the simple desk post. I like it but its very labor intensive and expensive.

-- Brian, Eternal Furniture & Design

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#7 posted 07-04-2008 02:12 AM

I think the finish will tie the two colorsl together nicely

Thanks for sharing

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#8 posted 07-09-2008 06:56 AM

Love to see the before pix too …..Don’t you wish the Pheart color would stay true with finish applied to it ? Tell me about your design process . Did you just use every inch of Pheart that you had so there would be no waste and if so , is that why there is no overhang on the ends and sides of the tabletop or is it because you wanted to show as much of the Pheart as possible ? I do like this design , very unique indeed : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#9 posted 08-18-2008 03:19 AM

yeah dude awesome piece
very nice…..

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#10 posted 12-19-2008 10:56 AM

Nice table. I like the clean lines that come from not having the conventional design of aprons connecting the legs. I’m interested to know how the legs are attached to the top and how the design stands up mechanically.

-- Rakudrama

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