Thursday, June 2, 2011

Heart of Purple

i recently saw some purple heart wood at the lumber yard and was really inspired!  here are some great examples of how to use purple wood!

 Freshly cut, the wood actually looks a dull gray color but it turns purple upon exposure to air and light.  Just set a fresh cut board out in the sun one morning and by afternoon you’ll notice a significant change.
Over time the wood does darken, some to a dark brown and others just to a darker purple. Oil finishes will speed the darkening.

Argyle Art Nouveau Chair by Matt Sandoval

Purple Heart Wood Side Table. Designed by Kimberly Manne of Warp Designs.

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