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.
Avg Dry Wgt : 58 lbs/ft3 (930 kg/m3) | Janka Hardness : 2520lbf (11210 N) | Specific Gravity : 0.86
Texture : Moderate
Grain Pattern : Varies – Straight to wavy to interlocking
Health Risk : Dust can cause nasal inflation, nausea
Color : Purple
Wood Type : Tropical Hardwood