included in Exotic wood assortment pack
PURPLEHEART (Amarante, Violetwood, Koroboreli, Saka, Sakavalli, Pau roxo, Nazareno,
Morado, Tananeo, Palo morado, Guarabu)
From Central and Latin America.
Color is dull-brown when freshly cut, but changes rapidly to the vivid and well known
purple color if exposed to sunlight for a few days. The grain is typically straight and
the texture is rather course. Takes a high polish.
Uses include billiard-cue butts, boat building, cabinetmaking, carvings, fine
furniture, handles, marine construction, marquetry, flooring, sporting goods and stair
Specific Gravity is .77 (very dense). Moderately difficult to turn; carbide cutter