Inventory - Species:
Purpleheart
Peltogyne paniculata
Available in:
4/4 or thinner 5/4 8/4
(1" or less) (1 ¼") (2")
(select desired thickness)

Our Purpleheart Inventory

We have Purpleheart slabs in stock online in sizes that usually range:

  • Up to 29" wide
  • Up to 23' long
  • Up to 1" thick

Origin: Purpleheart, also known as Amaranth, can be found in Central and South America from Mexico south to Brazil.

Color: True to its name, Purpleheart is a grayish-purple when freshly cut and dries to a dark eggplant purple. If exposed to UV light for a long period of time it will turn to a dark brown with purple tint. This species is most often found with straight grain.

Janka Hardness: 2,520 ( very hard)

Decay and Weather Resistance: This is a very durable species with great resistance to decay and most insects (is reported to be susceptible to marine borer attack)

Workability: Purpleheart can be difficult to work with; it is found to exude a sticky resin when heated up (with dull tools for example) and can clog machinery. It is also common to have tearout when planning.

Uses: It is commonly used in accent or inlay pieces, for a hint of color. It can also be found in fine furniture, boat building, and flooring

Purpleheart

We are one of the biggest and oldest suppliers of large natural live edge wood slabs in the country.

We have over 10,000 kiln dried live edge slabs in stock with nearly 50 species to choose from. In our inventory we have slabs up to 75" wide, up to 20' long, and up to 8" thick.

 

If you can't find what you need online, please contact one of our knowledgeable sales representatives for assistance in your search.

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