What's the wood like?
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.
How's the color?
Dull gray brown when freshly cut but soon oxidizing to a violet purple.
Does it go by other names?
Purpleheart, Amarante, Amaranth, Guarab, Koroboreli, Morado, Nazareno, Palo morado, Pau roxo, Pelo morado, Purperhard, Saka, Sakavalli, Tananeo, Violetwood
What could I use it for?
Industrial construction, flooring, tool handles, accessories, furniture.
What is the tree like?
A tall tree 120 feet or more, producing a long, straight trunk about 36 inches in diameter.
The tree grows in
Mexico to Tropical South America
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Purple Heart, 2.7.2014
Reviewer: JJ Van Parys (Flagstaff, AZ)
This is a beautiful wood, I've used it for cutting boards and some small furniture. dont' worry about the slight dullness when cut or sanded it finishes real nice