Purple Heart 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet of Lumber

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Purple Heart 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
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$140.00 /Pack

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hardwood lumber sizes
Purple Heart lumber pack comes with an assortment of widths and lengths.
Here's what you can expect:
13/16" Thickness

Also known as 4/4, S2S.
Surfaced 2 sides (S2S) to 13/16" actual thickness. May still require you to flatten, plane, shape or sand your project parts to fit your project.

Learn more in our blog: "What Does 4/4 Mean in Lumber?"

3" to 8" Widths

This is the range of widths that are usually available in this pack.

  • Price shown is for a random selection of widths within this range
  • Special hand-selection is avaialble at an additional fee, please contact to inquire
  • Edges are rough sawn
  • Straight edge ripping service is available for a small fee

24" to 46" Lengths

You get a variety of lengths with the ends trimmed.

Here's the perfect assortment of boards for your small fine woodworking projects, or when you want to try just a little bit of this wood!
A 10 board foot Craft Pack is simple, plus we stand behind it with our 100% satisfaction guarantee. It includes a great mix of boards that total 10 board feet of hand-picked lumber, and you'll get a fantastic assortment of sizes: from 3'' to 8'' wide, and 24'' to 48'' long. All boards come surfaced on 2 sides (S2S) to 13/16'' thick, you can choose to have the boards planed down to a different thickness if you want thin lumber.

About Purple Heart (Peltogyne spp)



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
Purple Heart is an exotic wood from Latin America

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.
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
More Purple Heart!
You have a lot of ways to buy this wood!

lumber random widths Random Widths
You will cut and/or glue to create the sizes you need
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Surfaced Smooth S2S
We buy rough sawn lumber and have it surfaced 2 sides (S2S) so you're ready to work
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Kiln Dried
We stock kiln dried lumber and store it in a protected warehouse
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber 83%+ Clear
Unless stated otherwise, we stock Select & Better graded lumber that's at least 83% clear one side
lumber thickness Lumber Compared
Various lumber thickness as compared to one another
  1. Decide how much board footage you need
  2. Factor in enough to work with! You'll want to arrange grain patterns, sort color, fix mistakes, run test cuts, make finish samples, etc.
  3. Lumber comes in random widths and lengths. If you need special size considerations, please let us know by using the "Minimum Size Request" box in the order form or by confirming your needs by phone or email.
  4. Expect your final amount of footage to change slightly. Buying by the board foot is an exercise in estimation, therefore we don't know the precise amount of footage you'll receive (and be billed for) until we physically select the wood for your order.
  5. We want to get your order right! So we may need to contact you for clarification. Please use a good phone and email during checkout.

This is the unit of measurement for hardwood lumber when it's bought/sold in random widths and random lengths.

Board footage is a measurement of volume, and it's abbreviated Bd. Ft.

One board foot is equal to 144 cubic inches.

board foot formula

It's a fraction that refers to rough (RGH) sawn thickness of lumber, and it tells you approximately how many quarters of an inch make up the thickness.

Surfaced lumber is thinner because it started out as rough sawn but it's been planed smooth. Planing removes thickness.

Rough Sawn (RGH) Surfaced (S2S)
4/4 ~1" 13/16"
5/4 ~1-1/4" 1-1/16"
6/4 ~1-1/2" 1-5/16"
8/4 ~2" 1-13/16"
12/4 ~3" 2-13/16"

Unless otherwise specified, our lumber is "Surfaced 2 Sides" or S2S for short.

Check out our article if you want the full explanation.

If you can cut your own pieces to size, here's how we can help:

  1. Enter requirements into the order form where it says, "Minimum Size Request"
  2. Tell us what you want to acheive or make
  3. You will receive wood that can yeild what you need. (You will create the final size)
  4. We may need to contact you for clarification

You will cut and/or join your material to create the finished sizes you need. We'll pick out wood that will give you enough to do that. For this reason, the final amount of footage you receive in your order will be slightly different, and your final billed charge will be different.

If you want to only buy pieces of an exact size, that will be sold differently. Please contact us for a custom quote.

Sadly, wood cannot be 100% guaranteed to be clear on both sides all the time. Most of our lumber is graded "Select" and better, which means it's at minimum 83% clear on one side.
Hardwood grades explained

Customer Ratings & Reviews

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11 Total Reviews
October 24, 2016
5 out of 5
Review by  Blankenshop from Massachusetts
I use this wood for many of my projects.... it is the perfect color and grain.
Verified Buyer
November 15, 2012
5 out of 5
Great Purple Heart!
Review by  RW from Quitman, Tx USA
I was very pleased with my order, fist class lumber at very good prices.
October 18, 2012
5 out of 5
purple heart 4/4 craft pack #1316
Review by  mike lo from long beach, ca. usa
It's beautiful wood,I love it.very good quality and arrived on time Thank you!
September 29, 2012
5 out of 5
Could not pass up the price
Review by  fastfred from Clark Fork, Idaho USA
The wood is one of the top five most beautiful nature made objects I have seen. I really did not have a project in mind when I ordered it however, since it has arrived, I'm challenged to decide between the dozen or so things my sig. other[or as she requires me to address her "Your Majesty"] and myself have come up with.Now trying to decide if more sould be secured before the sale is over is a decision that requires our immediate attention.
June 21, 2012
5 out of 5
Review by  Tony P from Arlington, WA US
I thought I was going to get a bunch of shorts and discards but boy was I surprised. Three beautiful pieces, 10+"W X 48"L. Thanks a million, will buy from again for sure.
May 17, 2012
5 out of 5
Review by  Mike S from Scranton, PA US
I was told it would come tomorrow, it came 1 day early. Can't wait to work with it (1 day earlier). First time I ever order from here, definately not the last. Price was good, ordering was simple, packaging was great and product was greater then described. I think they down play their dimensions and quality of stock so when you finally recieve your order you jump around like a 4 year old on Christmas morning
11 Total Reviews
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