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Wood Properties of Purpleheart

Purpleheart Alternative Name 1
Amaranth

Purpleheart Alternative Name 2
Violetwood

Purpleheart Amount of Figure
Intermediate

Purpleheart Amount of Natural Luster
Medium

Purpleheart Availability of Wood
Adequate

Purpleheart Available As Lumber
Yes

Purpleheart Available as Veneer
Yes

Purpleheart Available only in small sizes
No

Purpleheart Bending Strength
High

Purpleheart Blunting of Tool Blades
Moderate to Severe

Purpleheart Botanical Name
Peltogyne spp.

Purpleheart Carving
Good, easy to carve

Purpleheart Clear Finish or Varnish
Good

Purpleheart Color of Wood
Purple Brown

Purpleheart Contrast between growth rings
Diffuse Porous

Purpleheart Crushing Strength
High

Purpleheart Decorative Figure
No

Purpleheart Density
Very high

Purpleheart Drilling
Good

Purpleheart Fill before Finishing
Insufficient Data Available

Purpleheart Gluing
Good

Purpleheart Grain
Mostly Straight

Purpleheart Growth Ring Pattern Plainsawn
Faint growth ring

Purpleheart Growth Ring Pattern Quartersawn
Noticeable or distinct growth ring stripe, ribbon or flake pattern

Purpleheart Hand Tooling
Average

Purpleheart Hardness
Very Hard, extremely difficult to dent

Purpleheart Hardwood or Softwood
Hardwood

Purpleheart Harmful Properties
Non Toxic

Purpleheart Interlocked Grain
Yes

Purpleheart Kiln-dried Shrinkage
Low

Purpleheart Machine Tools
Average

Purpleheart Mortising
Good

Purpleheart Movement after drying
Low

Purpleheart Nail Holding
Very good - Nails are very difficult to pull out

Purpleheart Nailing
Fair - may require pre-drilled pilot hole especially near ends

Purpleheart Natural Durability
Very durable

Purpleheart Number of Knots
Insufficient Data Available

Purpleheart Painting
Insufficient Data Available

Purpleheart Planing
Fair

Purpleheart Polishing
Good

Purpleheart Pounds per cubic foot maximum
54

Purpleheart Pounds per cubic foot minimum
54

Purpleheart Reacts with Iron Fasteners or Hardware
No

Purpleheart Sanding
Good

Purpleheart Sawing
Moderate cutting resistance

Purpleheart Screw Holding
Very Good - Difficult to remove screws

Purpleheart Screwing
Fair - May require pre-drilled pilot holes especially near ends

Purpleheart Shaping
Fair or satisfactory

Purpleheart Size of Knots
Insufficient Data Available

Purpleheart Size of Pores
Insufficient Data Available

Purpleheart Specific Gravity
Extrememly high

Purpleheart Specific Gravity maximum
.86

Purpleheart Specific Gravity minimum
.86

Purpleheart Staining
Good

Purpleheart Steam Bending
Satisfactory

Purpleheart Stiffness
Very High

Purpleheart Surface Preparation for Finishing
No

Purpleheart Texture of the Wood
Intermediate

Purpleheart Toughness
High

Purpleheart Turning
Good

Purpleheart Weight
Very heavy

Purpleheart Wood Defects
Check (or split), case harden, stain, warp

Purpleheart Work Notes
Hard mineral deposits require sharp or carbide tipped saw knives

Purpleheart Use for Boxes, Crates or Pallets
no

Purpleheart Use for Carving
YES

Purpleheart Use for Cooperage
no

Purpleheart Use for Decorative Veneer
YES

Purpleheart Use for Flooring
no

Purpleheart Use for Furniture
no

Purpleheart Use for Handles
no

Purpleheart Use for Heavy Construction
YES

Purpleheart Use for Inlay
YES

Purpleheart Use for Interior Finish
no

Purpleheart Use for Light Construction
no

Purpleheart Use for Marine Applications
YES

Purpleheart Use for Marquetry
YES

Purpleheart Use for Millwork
no

Purpleheart Use for Models and Patterns
no

Purpleheart Use for Musical Instruments
no

Purpleheart Use for Novelties
no

Purpleheart Use for Secondary Furniture Components
no

Purpleheart Use for Shingles
no

Purpleheart Use for Sports Equipment
YES

Purpleheart Use for Turnery
YES

Purpleheart Use for Woodenware
no





     
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