Purpleheart

Fish Brothers Board Company

Purpleheart

Sale price$16.75
Size:4/4 Purpleheart
Common Name(s): Purpleheart, Amaranth, Roxinho, Violeta
Growing Region: Central and South America (from Mexico down to southern Brazil)
Tree Size: 100-170 ft tall, 3-5 ft trunk diameter
Average Board Foot Weight(Dry):
Janka Hardness: 2,520 lbf
Color/Appearance: Freshly cut the heartwood is dull grayish/purplish brown. Upon exposure—usually within a few days—the wood becomes a deeper eggplant purple.
Grain/Texture: Usually straight, but can also be wavy or irregular. Has a medium texture

With age and exposure to UV light, the wood becomes a dark brown with a hint of purple. This color-shift can be slowed and minimized by using a UV inhibiting finish on the wood.