LATIN: PELTOGYNE PANICULATA ORIGIN: CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
Purpleheart is an exotic wood with mechanical properties of the wood are reported to lie somewhere between those of Greenheart and Oak. It is reported to have exceptional tolerance for shock loading. Purpleheart is reported to be highly desired by hobbyists and craftsmen who use the hard heavy wood in small projects.
Varies – Straight to wavy to interlocking