Rick Griggs - Purple Heart Live Edge End Table with Chrysocolla inlay
Purple Heart Live Edge End Table with Chrysocolla inlay. The length is 20”, width is 21 ½” and height is 22 ½”. Purple Heart (Peltogyne) is found in the rain forests in Central and South America. The tree grows between 100 to 170 feet tall and can be as big as three and a half feet in diameter. The heartwood turns from a lighter brown to a deep purple when cut. Over time with exposure to UV light the color becomes more of a chocolate purple. This purple heart is from Costa Rica where it was harvested under government guidelines for sustainability.
Chyrsocolla is a hydrated phyllosilicate mineral. It comes from Greek chrysos meaning ‘gold’ and kola ‘glue’ although its color is typically a combination of blue and green. Chyrsocolla is found in the United States in Arizona, Utah, New Mexico. Michigan, Pennsylvania and Idaho. The Chyrsocolla used in this table is from Arizona.
The finish contains four coats of Tung oil; sanded after each coat. Tung oil brings out the unique characteristics of the purple heart.
There are options on the legs for this table. Contact me for details.
This item includes free shipping to the mainland US (48 states).