|Purple Heart |
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DESCRIPTION: Heartwood is a deep purple-violet when freshly cut, maturing to a dark brown. The original color is restored when re-cut. Grain is straight, but often irregular, wavy & sometimes interlocked. Texture is moderate to fine.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: South America
BOTANICAL NAME: Peltogyn Pubescens
WORKING PROPERTIES: Recommend running material slowly through machines. Pre-drilling needed for nailing. Takes glue well; stains & wax polishes easily.
USES: Tool handles, turning, furniture, decorative veneers, inlay & marquetry.
JANKA HARDNESS: 1860