Purple Heart Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"

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Purple Heart Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"

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Purple Heart Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"

Get ready to work with the finest wood squares you've ever seen, they're ready to be turned into whatever you can imagine, such as furniture parts, table legs, small accessories, handles, artwork and other fine woodworking projects.

Why Choose Purple Heart?
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.

What Size Is This?
Thickness 1-3/4" (≈ 1-3/4" approx)
Width 1-3/4"
Length 18"
Grade Kiln dried, clear
Approximated, actual size may vary +/- 1/8"


lbs /Bd. Ft.
40.22% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)


Janka Rating
85.27% harder than red oak (1290 psi)


Specific Gravity
23.44% more dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Average 6/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 3/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 4/10
Red Oak

map of where Purple Heart tree grows

(Peltogyne spp)
Purple Heart grows in Latin America

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color of Purple Heart
Color Range
Dull gray brown when freshly cut but soon oxidizing to a violet purple.
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.
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, cutting boards, musical instruments, picture frames, jewelry, jewelry boxes
10 Reviews
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May 16th, 2021
Verified Buyer
Phoenixville. PA
Enthusiast Woodworker
Great product
Everything came in timely and it was great quality. Made some chess boards that came out great.
Familiarity: I've used it in several projects
April 14th, 2020
Verified Buyer
Making a special baton
The piece of wood met my expectations. I needed a longer piece than the standard of 12" I could find locally and was so glad to find just what I needed. Our rainy weather has not allowed the work to start yet but then again all of our shelter in place has kept us from the gathering to give the baton as a gift.
January 3rd, 2020
Verified Buyer
John Padgham
Franklin TN
Very Satisfied- quality selection
Very good quality. Almost completely flat/square so very little prep work was needed upon receipt. Will definitely order from these folks again!
January 31st, 2019
Verified Buyer
North Dakota
Purple Heart
Very nice. Thank you. (The only tiny "issue": I would have preferred if the $12 price had not been written on the wood with black marker.)
November 5th, 2018
Verified Buyer
soap lake Wash
Purple Heart
just as I was expecting.
December 22nd, 2017
Verified Buyer
Chicago IL
I ordered several pieces of wood, including 2 or 3 purpleheart turning squares. One arrived all chewed up and split. (One piece of maple was split but I could work around it.) I immediately contacted the seller and they send me a replacement piece. The replacement piece was badly burnt and "diveted" on two sides. I wrote the seller, saying don't bother sending me a replacement, but that I was very disappointed. You would think that when they were trying to do it right, at least then they'd get it right. So, I'm still looking for a place I can rely on. Woodworkers Source is not that place.
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