*These pictures are only examples of what to expect. Due to individual computer preferences the color of the wood you receive may differ.
True to its name Purpleheart boasts a rich violet purple color and a fine even texture. Purpleheart is a very hard, dense, and durable wood.
Common Names: Purpleheart, Amaranth, Pau Roxo, Violetwood, Peltogyne spp.
Origin: Central and South America.
Color: Purpleheart is a dull grayish/purplish brown when first cut but it quickly darkens to a violet purple with exposure to light. With continued exposure to UV light it will continue to darken over time to dark brown with a hint of purple.
General Workability: Very hard with a moderate blunting effect on cutters. Sometimes problematic to glue due to natural oils present in the wood. Purpleheart is a bit brittle and can split or crack if not pre-drilled when nailing or screwing. But finishes with a wonderful lustrous surface. Good for woodturning.
Project Ready? - Previously call "Scroll Saw Ready" these are thin wood sheets ready for scroll sawing, laser cutting and engraving, thick veneers and much more.
Our Project Ready Purpleheart boards are kiln dried, surfaced & sanded to 150 grit on 2 sides.
Sizes are exact. -
This is all solid Purpleheart hardwood, not plywood, and is not glued. -
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We carry 2x2x12 and 1.5x1.5x12 Purpleheart blocks. They work great for cutting compound creations on the scroll saw, like chess pieces and Christmas ornaments. Also for turning projects on the lathe and much more.