Purple Heart table is named for the wood in this design and it is definitely one of my favorite designs. The table has the strength to last many years and become an heirloom. I was very pleased when Fine Woodworking Magazine chose to highlight the table and Lark Books selected the table for ‘500 Tables’.
Purple heart is a beautiful wood, but difficult to work. It has a dulling effect on tools and should only be put in a room with ultra violet light protection to prevent the color from turning brown.