Purple Heart 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet of Lumber

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Purple Heart 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

$318.00 /Pack

1-2 $318.00
3+ $286.20 /Pack (10% off)
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$20.00 East of Mississippi River
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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?"

4" to 10" 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

48" to 84" Lengths

Lengths will vary within this range.

A 20 board foot Project Pack is a great way to buy some lumber because they're simple and we stand behind them with our 100% satisfaction guarantee. A Project Pack includes a total of 20 board feet of our hand-picked lumber, and you'll get a fantastic assortment of widths (typically between 4'' and 10''), and lengths (between 4' and 8'). Purchase a Project Pack when you need enough wood to make a medium sized project like a coffee table or cabinet. As usual, all the lumber is surfaced on two sides (S2S), and kiln dried.

About Purple Heart (Peltogyne spp)

Weight

5.02

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

2390

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

0.79

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

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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4.8
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5 (5)
4 (1)
3 (0)
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1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
4.8
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5 (5)
4 (1)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
6 Total Reviews
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March 30, 2018
5 out of 5
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Review by  woody from holtsville N.Y.
quality was better than I could imagine..... great job pickin guys!!!!
Verified Buyer
Recommended
October 6, 2016
5 out of 5
High Quality
Review by  Uncle Neubie from West Fargo, ND
Very happy with the color and quality of the lumber. The size of the boards will make them very easy to use for different projects. The lumber arrived in excellent condition because the care taken in packaging.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
October 18, 2012
4 out of 5
Purple Heart Project Pack
Review by  Steve Fay from Granger, IN USA
Overall the purple heart was very good. The only negative was that only 2 of the 5 boards have an outstanding, strikingly purple color. The other three have more of a brownish cast. Still pretty, but not the blazing purple of the best two. I was hoping it was just a matter of letting them "cure" from exposure, but that has simply not turned out to be the case. So ... I love two of the boards, I'm okay with the other 3, I was thrilled once again with the packaging and delivery. I will definitely be placing more orders in the future.
Recommended
November 29, 2011
5 out of 5
Purple Heart
Review by  Glenn from La Grange Park, IL USA
Good selaction looks great
Recommended
November 9, 2010
5 out of 5
Purple heart
Review by  DC from lower greenwich, N.B. CA
Beautiful color. Grain is flawless, easy to work with.
Recommended
November 6, 2010
5 out of 5
Beautiful Wood, hard to work
Review by  JAW from Blytheville, AR USA
I love the look of this wood once it is finished. Before that it is rather difficult to work. I started using lower tooth count blades to avoid burning the wood and making it easier to cut.
Recommended
6 Total Reviews
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