Handmade Purpleheart & Curly Maple Wood Vase
This vase took 2 weeks to glue up this complicated setup. The combination of the Purpleheart and Curly Maple really pops and shows their true colors.
Purpleheart is an exotic wood with mechanical properties of the wood are reported to lie somewhere between those of Greenheart and Oak. It is reported to have exceptional tolerance for shock loading. Purpleheart is reported to be highly desired by hobbyists and craftsmen who use the hard heavy wood in small projects.
Curly Maple (Tiger Maple) is traditional hard maple with a soft and flowing figure. The hard maple is the state tree of Wisconsin, Vermont, New York and West Virginia. In the North, during the cold nights and warm days of late winter, the sugar maple is tapped for its sucrose-containing sap, the source of maple syrup. Until the turn of the century, the heels of women’s shoes were made from maple. Curly Maple (Tiger Maple) has been a favorite of American furniture makers since early Colonial days.
Vintage charm and character abound in our handmade wood turnings. Each lovingly hand crafted is turned on my lathe and will surely impress your guests.
6 1/4 inches diameter by 13 inches long.