ON SALE! Purpleheart 3" x 3" x 12"

  • Sale
  • $16.00
  • Regular price $20.00


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.  Working with Purpleheart can present some unique challenges: if the wood is heated with dull tools, or if cutter speeds are too high, Purpleheart will exude a gummy resin that can clog tools and complicate the machining process. Depending on the grain orientation, can be difficult to plane without tear-out.  Purpleheart also has a moderate dulling effect on cutters.  Common uses include inlays/accent pieces, flooring, furniture, boatbuilding, heavy construction, and a variety of specialty wood items.  3" x 3" x 12" Spindle Turning Blank.  Reg. Price $20.00.