Purpleheart

While renowned for its often deep, rich purple hues, Purpleheart is actually one of the toughest woods in the world. It is considered one of the stiffest, hardest woods — boasting an impressive strength-to-weight ratio. It is also extremely water resistant, which, combined with its toughness, has seen it frequently used in outdoor decking and even as truckbed flooring. The wood is typically straight or wavy grained (though sometimes irregular). Its texture ranges from fine to medium, and it has a nice natural luster that emerges when fine sanded. The wood works and turns well, although sharp tools and blades are a necessity. It glues and finishes well, also.

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  • CB_PURP_15

    Clearance Bundle:  Older Purpleheart bundle.  Surface is grey, but cleans up to a beautiful purple, as you can see on the top row.

    Bundle size: 370cm x 70cm x 9cm
    Piece dimensions:  +-275-370cm x 10-15cm x 1.5-2.0cm (has been planed thinner than nominal 26mm)
    Approximate m3: 0.23m3.  At retail price, this would be R10700 excl

    NB:
    Febfest Clearance bundles are sold “voetstoots” with no returns.
    Boards can be twisted, skew and cracked, but there is lots of usable wood.
    Feel free to come in and assess the bundles in person before buying or call for more photos and details if you are up country.

    *Does not qualify for free shipping

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  • KNIFEPURP1001

    Purpleheart Knife Scales – Bookmatched set

    Choose small or large from dropdown

    Small minimum dimensions: 12×3.5×0.7cm
    Large minimum dimensions:min 17×3.5×0.7cm

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  • PENPURP1001

    Purpleheart Pen Blanks
    Price is for one blank
    Discounts may apply if you take five or more
    Blanks will be minimum 13x2x2

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  • DECKPURP2001

    Purpleheart Decking 145mm x 19mm

    Purpleheart decking is sold per piece.  

    • Lengths: Various standard lengths available.  We will contact you if we can’t fulfill your exact requirement.
    • Thickness: 19mm
    • Width: 145mm
    • Reeded vs Smooth: Only smooth available on 145×19.
    • Discount vouchers available for purchases of R5k and up.  Please contact us for details (websales@rarewoods.co.za).
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  • DECKPURP1001

    Purpleheart Decking 90mm x 19mm

    Purpleheart decking is sold per piece.  

    • Lengths: Various standard lengths available.  We will contact you if we can’t fulfill your exact requirement.
    • Thickness: 19mm
    • Width: 90mm
    • Reeded vs Smooth: Select from dropdown.  Reeding is only on one side, so reeded can be substituted for smooth in many applications.
    • Discount vouchers available for purchases of R5k and up.  Please contact us for details (websales@rarewoods.co.za).
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  • TURNPURP1001

    Awesome Purpleheart turning squares!

    Excellent quality.  Beautiful Colour!

    Use for turning, pen making, cutting board accents or anything else you see fit….

    The photographs are representative of the stock you will receive.  You won’t typically received surfaced blanks, but we surface a few on the photographs to give you an idea of what the wood looks like.

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