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Purpleheart Lumber

Purpleheart

Scientific Name: Peltogyne
Purpleheart is a dull grayish/purplish brown.
Qty 1 = 1 Board Foot

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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.

Purpleheart

  • 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.

4/4 Thicknesses
1″ Rough
25/32″ S2S&SL1E
S4S you name it

8/4 Thicknesses
2″ Rough
S2S&SL1E you name it
S4S you name it

Purpleheart Lumber Characteristics

Availability:

Available in up to 16 foot in widths from 4 inches to 12 inches and wider.

Workability:

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.

Additional Information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions N/A
Thickness

4/4, 8/4

Milling

Rough, S2S & SL1E, S4S

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Shipping Info

All stocked items will ship or be ready for will call 1-2 business day after purchase. Multiple purchases can be combined for lower shipping rates. Please contact Cherokee Wood Products for shipping quotes to AK, HA & Canada. Additional charges apply for shipping to PO Boxes & APO/FPO/DPO. Please contact Cherokee Wood Products for more details. We reserve the right to change shipping carriers to provide you the lowest shipping rate available. You may provide your own carrier. For over sized loads and large quantities please contact Cherokee Wood Products Customer Service for the most accurate shipping rate. Contact Us

Hardwood Lumber

Following UPS guidelines we can ship up to 150lbs per package with outside dimensions equal or less than: Length (in) + 2x Width (in) + 2x Height (in) = less than 130" • For orders that exceed the above can be shipped in multiple packages for small volumes or can shipped via Freight carrier contact us  for freight shipping quote & volume discounts.

Hardwood & MDF Mouldings

• Following UPS guidelines we can ship up to 150lbs per package with outside dimensions equal or less than 98″ x 8″ x 8″. Orders under 300ft will be shipped in multiple packages. • For orders of 300ft or more they will be shipped Freight in your choice of  8′ or 16′ lengths contact us for freight shipping quote & volume discounts

Plywood

Following UPS guidelines we can ship up to 150lbs per package with outside dimensions equal or less than: Length (in) + 2x Width (in) + 2x Height (in) = less than 130" We can make can down sheets to meet the above guidelines to the sizes of your choice. Please place cut sizes in order notes, we will contact you to confirm your order. • For orders that exceed the above can be shipped in multiple packages for small volumes or can shipped via Freight carrier contact us  for freight shipping quote & volume discounts.