True to its name, Purpleheart wood boasts a rich, violet-purple color. It also has a fine even texture and is very hard, dense, and durable.
- Common Names: Purpleheart, Purple Heart, Amaranth, Pau Roxo, Violetwood, Peltogyne spp
- Origin: Central and South America
- Color: Dull grey to purplish-brown when first cut, quickly darkens to violet-purple when exposed to light, darkens over time with continued UV light exposure until it appears dark brown with a hint of purple
- Janka Hardness: 2520 lbs/ft
- Avg. Weight: 4.91 lbs/bdft
- General Workability: Purpleheart is very hard, has a moderate blunting effect on cutters, and can be 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. It finishes with a wonderful lustrous surface and is excellent for woodturning.
Project Ready? These thin wood sheets are perfect for scroll sawing, laser cutting and engraving, thick veneers, and much more.
Our Project Ready Purpleheart boards are kiln dried and surfaced and sanded to 150 grit on two sides.
Sizes are exact. |
This is all solid Purpleheart hardwood, not plywood, and is not glued. |
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These Purpleheart boards are solid hardwood, sanded to 150 grit on two sides. Sizes are exact.