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Purpleheart

Purpleheart comes from Central and South America. It appears dull gray when freshly cut but quickly oxidizes to a bright purple color. A woodworker’s favorite! Further oxidation and exposure to ultraviolet light darkens the wood to a brown color with a slight hue of the original purple. Overharvesting has caused several species to become endangered in areas where they were once abundant.

Working Properties

Hardness:  Very Hard

Pore Structure:  Closed

Oil Content:  Low

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