|Origin||Central and South America|
|Janka Hardness||2,520 lbf (11,190 N)|
Color/Appearance: When freshly cut the heartwood of Purpleheart 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. This color-shift can be slowed and minimized by using a UV inhibiting finish on the wood.
Grain/Texture: The grain is usually straight, but can also be wavy or irregular. Has a medium texture with good natural luster.
Common Uses: Inlays/accent pieces, flooring, furniture, boatbuilding, heavy construction, and a variety of specialty wood items. Beautiful cutting board and knife handle material.
*Source: The Wood Database
S4S: Surfaced on 4 sides
*Standard Length Tolerance = +/- 1/4"