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Purple Heart

(Peltogyne pubescens.)

Description

The heartwood of this South American timber starts of as a deep purple when freshly cut. It matures to a dark brown with time.

Workability

Difficult to work because it is quite hard. Can burn on a wide belt sander if too much material is removed in one go.

Applications

Traditionally Purple Heart had a wide range of uses including bridge building. In Australia it is relative expensive and is pretty much used for furniture. We did see some decking a few years ago but that was a one off.

Availability

We keep limited stocks, all 25mm thick at present.

Hardness

100Kg/m3  Particularly hard.

Durability

Very Durable.

At a Glance
Turning:   Excellent
Machining:   Difficult
Bending:    
Sanding:   Good
Nailing/Screwing:   Excellent
Glueing:   Good.
Timber Coating:   Accepts most finishes very well
Oil:   Fantastic with an oil finish.
Note 1   A highly sought after cabinet timber.
Note 2  

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