Purpleheart is not readily available in larger sizes, so when we had an opportunity to scoop some up, we jumped at the chance.
Purpleheart (Peltogyne) Central and South American medium to hard wood featuring tight, fairly straight grain with moderate to coarse texture. Bright purple when cut, it darkens to brownish purple with exposure. Purpleheart is a very strong wood, machines well with sharp tools, and turns and finishes well. Uses for Purpleheart include boatbuilding, flooring, furniture, heavy construction, and a variety of specialty wood items – pens, knife scales, bottle stoppers. Stock is cut to size from quality, kiln-dried stock. 100% clear and sanded on both sides. Dimensions are +- 1/8"; grain runs with the longest dimension.
Hardwood with fairly straight grain
Machines well with sharp tools
Due to the nature of wood movement, shrinkage and expansion are possible. Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.
Wood is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike to start with, while the same wood growing in different locales can vary greatly even though it is the exact same species.
Turning Blocks. Blocks are sawn to +/- ¼" of size listed.