Scientific Name: Peltogyne
Purpleheart is a dull grayish/purplish brown.
Qty 1 = 1 Board Foot
Purpleheart lumber has heartwood that is a dull grayish/purplish brown. Upon exposure the wood becomes a deeper eggplant purple. With further age and exposure to UV light, the wood becomes a dark brown with a hint of purple. The grain is usually straight, but can also be wavy or irregular. Has a medium texture with good natural luster. The principal uses are inlays/accent pieces, flooring, furniture, boat building, heavy construction, and a variety of specialty wood items.
If your interest in more of the details on how lumber is graded you read all about it in NHLA Rules Book.
- FAS Grade
- Scientific Name: Peltogyne
- Kiln Dried
- Weight is approximately 4.75lbs per board foot
For specific widths & lengths please add size requests in order notes at checkout.
S4S you name it
S2S&SL1E you name it
S4S you name it
Purpleheart Lumber Characteristics
Available in up to 16 foot in widths from 4 inches to 12 inches and wider.
Working with Purpleheart can present some unique challenges: if the wood is heated with dull tools, or if cutter speeds are too high. It will exude a gummy resin that can clog tools and complicate the machining process. Depending on the grain orientation, can be difficult to plane without tearout. Purpleheart also has a moderate dulling effect on cutters.
Rough, S2S & SL1E, S4S
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