Purple Heart Hardwood Sample
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Woodworkers Source Responds:
Ah! Sorry about that, Michael. Here's the scoop. The purple color in purple heart comes from oxidization. Fresh cut and worked purple heart will be brown, not purple. It needs a little time and exposure to light to start turning purple. The piece you received was a recently milled sample. Give it some sunshine, in a day you'll notice a difference as the purple color comes back. Tung oil, though, darkens the wood quite a lot and even protects the color to some degree. So the tung oil finish will probably affect how soon the color will come back to purple.
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