Purpleheart Lumber

Purpleheart Lumber

Botanical Name: Peltogyn Pubescens

Purpleheart wood is ideal if you want to create truly eye-catching pieces. NOTE: Spirit based finishes will remove the purple color. Whereas, lacquer based finishes will preserve the color.

Buy Purpleheart for sale from Advantage Trim & Lumber Company.

Description: When freshly cut, the heartwood is a deep purple-violet. Over time, it will mature to a rich dark brown. The original color is restored when re-cut / refinished. Grain is mostly straight, but sometimes appears interlocked, irregular, and wavy. Moderate to fine texture.
Other Names: Amaranth, Violetwood, Pau Roxo, Morado, Tananeo, Koroboreli, Saka
Origin: South America
Working Properties: Can be difficult to work with hard or power tools with a medium to severe blunting effect on cutters. When heated by dull cutters, the wood may exude gummy resin. Slowly run material through machines equipped with HSS knives for best results. Pre-drilling required when using nails. Takes glue well and stains and wax polishes easily.
Mechanical Properties: Bending, stiffness and crushing strength characteristics are all rated as high. Steam bending and shock load resistance is moderate.
Janka Hardness: 1860

All hardwood lumber is sold by the board foot. A minimum order of 100 board feet for online orders is required. All orders will be fulfilled with random length and width boards. Do you need custom sized boards? Please call 1-877-232-3915