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Purple Heart (Botanical: Peltogyne spp)

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Purple Heart By The Numbers:

5.02
lbs per board foot
Red Oak weighs 3.58 /BF
40.22% heavier than red oak
2390
Janka Hardness Rating (lbs-force) (?)
Red Oak is 1290
85.27% harder than red oak
0.79
Specific Gravity (?)
Red Oak is .64
23.44% more dense than red oak

Purple Heart Compared to Red Oak:

General
Workability
Nice
Difficult




Wood
Texture
Fine
Coarse




Ease of
Finishing
Easy
Difficult




Video Tutorial on Purple Heart

woodworking characteristics

Purple Heart Wood Characteristics

Grain usually straight often with a fine curly figure. Fine texture. Moderately hard to work but takes a glossy, lustrous finish. Lacquer finish will best preserve the color. Also called Amaranth or purpleheart.
color of Purple Heart

Color Range

Dull gray brown when freshly cut but soon oxidizing to a violet purple.
other names for Purple Heart

Other Names

Purpleheart, Amarante, Amaranth, Guarab, Koroboreli, Morado, Nazareno, Palo morado, Pau roxo, Pelo morado, Purperhard, Saka, Sakavalli, Tananeo, Violetwood
uses for Purple Heart

Some Typical Uses

Industrial construction, flooring, tool handles, accessories, furniture.
the Purple Heart tree

What's the Tree Like?

A tall tree 120 feet or more, producing a long, straight trunk about 36 inches in diameter. The Purple Heart tree grows in Mexico to Tropical South America
map of where this wood grows

Purple Heart Lumber Products for Sale with Prices

$9.00 /ea.
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Buy Purple Heart Hardwood Sample

Purple Heart Hardwood Sample
  • 1/2'' actual thickness, planed and sande ...
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$11.99 /Board Feet
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Buy Purple Heart 4/4 Lumber

Purple Heart 4/4 Lumber
  • 13/16'' thick, surfaced smooth two sides ...
  • 4''-10'' variety of widths are in stock, ...
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$162.09 /Pack
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Buy Purple Heart 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet

Purple Heart 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
  • A total of 10 board feet (or slightly mo ...
  • 13/16'' thick, surfaced smooth two sides ...
  • 3''-8'', with rough edges. Straight line ...
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$296.99 /Pack
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Buy Purple Heart 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

Purple Heart 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
  • Project Packs contain 20 board feet (or ...
  • 13/16'' thick, surfaced smooth two sides ...
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$112.99 /ea.
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Buy Purple Heart Veneer 2 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer

Purple Heart Veneer 2 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
  • One sheet has 16 square feet ...
  • Aprox. 1/42''. The paper backing allows ...
  • 24'' wide, typically 4 to 6 individual s ...
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$225.99 /ea.
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Buy Purple Heart Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer

Purple Heart Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
  • One sheet has 32 square feet ...
  • Aprox. 1/42''. The paper backing allows ...
  • 48'' wide, typically 8 to 12 individual ...
  • Architectural grade paper back veneer is ...
  • Bonus Discount! 10% off 5+ ...
$1.50 /ea.
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Buy Purple Heart Pen Blanks

Purple Heart Pen Blanks
  • 3/4'' square ...
  • 3/4'' square ...
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$39.00 /Pack
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Buy Exotic Wood Pen Blank Mix, 25 Piece Pack

Exotic Wood Pen Blank Mix, 25 Piece Pack
  • 25 blanks included, 5 of each wood ...
  • 3/4" square ...
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$8.00 /ea.
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Buy Purple Heart Turning Squares 1-1/2

Purple Heart Turning Squares 1-1/2"x1-1/2"x18"
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