While renowned for its often deep, rich purple hues, Purpleheart is actually one of the toughest woods in the world. It is considered one of the stiffest, hardest woods — boasting an impressive strength-to-weight ratio. It is also extremely water resistant, which, combined with its toughness, has seen it frequently used in outdoor decking and even as truckbed flooring. The wood is typically straight or wavy grained (though sometimes irregular). Its texture ranges from fine to medium, and it has a nice natural luster that emerges when fine sanded. The wood works and turns well, although sharp tools and blades are a necessity. It glues and finishes well, also.
Showing 1–12 of 47 results
16” slight crack on end. Small knot.
Light defect on edge.
Light planer skip.
5” crack on end.
Small crack on end.
Light planer skip, beautiful board.
Planer skip, check on end.
Small crack, small gauge, small knot. Planer skip.
Planer skip, small crack, gauge on edge.