Purple Heart (Botanical: Peltogyne spp)Information to help you do fine woodworking with Purple Heart - all products are listed at bottom
Purple Heart By The Numbers:
Purple Heart Compared to Red Oak:
Purple Heart Wood CharacteristicsGrain 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 RangeDull gray brown when freshly cut but soon oxidizing to a violet purple.
Other NamesPurpleheart, Amarante, Amaranth, Guarab, Koroboreli, Morado, Nazareno, Palo morado, Pau roxo, Pelo morado, Purperhard, Saka, Sakavalli, Tananeo, Violetwood
Some Typical UsesIndustrial construction, flooring, tool handles, accessories, furniture.
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
Purple Heart Lumber Products for Sale with Prices
Purple Heart Hardwood Sample
Purple Heart 4/4 Lumber
Purple Heart 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
Purple Heart 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
Purple Heart Veneer 2 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
Purple Heart Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
Purple Heart Pen Blanks
Exotic Wood Pen Blank Mix, 25 Piece Pack
Purple Heart Turning Squares 1-1/2"x1-1/2"x18"