Peltogyne paniculata

Purpleheart has a color that is hard to believe is real. It is a very hard wood with excellent shock resistance. It takes a beautiful finish and will last years, but eventually the color with become more brown-to-black as UV light slowly chemically changes its pigment.

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Wood Type: Tropical hardwood
Average Dry Weight: 930 kg/m³ (58 lbs/ft³)
Specific Gravity: 0.86
Janka Hardness: 2520
Texture: Moderate
Grain Pattern: Various, straight to wavy
Color: Varying degrees of purple
Origin: Central and South America