Trestle Coffee table

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Project by Harvey38 posted 455 days ago 903 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found a rustic slab of purple heart with some termites in our trash pile, cut out the bad part, bevel cut the sides with a skill saw, sanded and applied marine varnish.

-- Harvey, Costa Rica,

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#1 posted 455 days ago

very nice. is it turning brown yet? I took a small piece and left it in the sun for a week. upside brown, downside purple.

-- Wood is a zen like experiance.

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#2 posted 455 days ago

Thanks, It is not exposed to the sun and is still the vibrant purple. I have some other pieces semi exposed to the sun and they look cedar color after 6 months or so. We sand and revarnish once a year.

-- Harvey, Costa Rica,

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#3 posted 455 days ago

Beautiful table. Where did you ever get such a big piece of purple heart?

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 454 days ago

I live in Costa Rica and purchased a large lot of hardwoods from the owner of the property I bought. Mostly purpleheart but also some other hardwoods. They are all air dried for more than 10 years. I have some purpleheart as large as 4” x 30” x 11’ but most are 1”x11”x11’. Not sure how to use the big lumber yet. I know it is a sin but I had so much I used some for facia board on a house I rebuilt.

-- Harvey, Costa Rica,

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#5 posted 454 days ago

nice table

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#6 posted 454 days ago

Just LOVE that table. Purpleheart is one of my favourite timbers. I wish it grew in Australia.
Thanks for showing.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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#7 posted 453 days ago

Very cool table.Wood is the most popular material in a coffee table, they are perfect for those who have traditional design themes in their home.Your coffee table should outclass all the other furniture in your living room.

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#8 posted 452 days ago

Gorgeous table! Love the purple heart and great joinery. The finish is just amazing, quite impressive!


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