Wood Types: Purpleheart



Central and South America.


Very Good


Purpleheart is brown when freshly cut but oxidizes to a bright violet purple and eventually to a dark purplish brown. Hard, heavy and finely textured, purpleheart’s grain is usually straight, often with a fine, curly figure. There is considerable variation in color, texture and density among the several species that account for commercial supplies of purpleheart. It is moderately hard to work but takes a glossy, lustrous finish.

Alder | Anigre | Ash | Beech | Birch | Black Walnut
Cherry | Hickory | Mahogany | Maple | MDF | Oak | Purpleheart | Sapele | Teak | Wenge | Zebra

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