provém das florestas que crescem na região amazônica do Brasil



Purpleheart is available in the forests of Precious Woods, located in the Amazon region of Brazil. The large trees attain heights of about 50 m and diameters of 50 -120 cm. The trunk is straight and cylindrical with a clear bole length of about 18-27 m.



Directly after molding, the heartwood has a pale brown color, which very quickly changes to purple after exposure. The color darkens to dark brown after a longer period of exposure to the light. It has a fine stripy pattern, and a slight luster.  The sapwood is easy to distinguish. The grain is straight and the texture is fine.  In a certain botanical species – sometimes common in standard trade quality – ‘traumatic’ resin canals can be found, showing darker lines in the longitudinal direction of the wood (see wood picture).


Processing properties

The heartwood can be machined well, resulting in a smooth surface. Pre-drilling is recommended. Finishing and gluing are in accordance with the Dutch regulations for windows and doors (provided the resin canals). Purpleheart dries slowly with a tendency to surface checking. The wood has a tendency to bleed water soluble extractives. Sawdust of this species can cause an allergic reaction. 



This exclusive species is used for several purposes:

Interior: e.g. parquet, furniture and stairs

Exterior: e.g. boardwalks, gardens, piles and bridge constructions

For more information, please contact us: sales@preciouswoods.com