Purple Heart Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"

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Purple Heart Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"

$18.00 ea.

1-4 $18.00 ea.
5+ $16.20 ea. (10% off)
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Purple Heart Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"

These turning squares are cut from premium kiln dried lumber. They're ready to be turned into furniture spindles, table legs, small accessories (letter openers, utensils, etc), and other fine woodworking projects.

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

Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Ratings Snapshot
4.8
out of 5
5 (4)
4 (1)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
4.8
out of 5
5 (4)
4 (1)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
5 Total Reviews
  • 1
August 29, 2018
5 out of 5
Great Prroduct
Review by  John from Indiana
Great squares.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
April 28, 2018
5 out of 5
Mr
Review by  Anonymous 
Great piece - nice grain.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
December 12, 2017
5 out of 5
Great Product
Review by  Bhurgh from El Mirage, AZ
Have not worked with purpleheart before, and I am just a beginning turner, but these squares were clean and true and very easy to work with. Sharp tools do make a difference with these squares. Made a couple dagger handles so far and the wood has turned and finished very easily.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
August 18, 2017
4 out of 5
Straight and true.
Review by  Mike from Southern Utah
The two pieces I received were straight and true and were exactly as described. Only minor issue I have is the color, I know how the color of purple heart can change, it was just that one side of each square was completely Brown .
Verified Buyer
Recommended
August 4, 2016
5 out of 5
Purple Heart table legs
Review by  Bonsaiboy from Florida
Arrived on time with no problem. The vendor delivered as promised!
Verified Buyer
Recommended
5 Total Reviews
  • 1
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