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Purpleheart Hall Table

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Woodworker: Glen G. Guarino

When building this highly sculptural hall table, Guarino found himself sharpening his tools nearly every 15 minutes. The crux of the matter was the wood itself: Purpleheart is very hard and dulls tools quickly, making it tedious to work and requiring a lot of patience to shape with spokeshaves and scrapers. Guarino employed stacked lamination and used lag bolts to strengthen the joints. The table is part of a collection of 20 pieces Guarino made for one house. The finish is tung oil.

Photo: Richard Russo

Design or Plan used: Not specified

posted in: Reader's Gallery, oil, purpleheart, Custom Design

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