Technical information about Purpleheart from TrailerDecking.com

Technical Wood Properties for Purpleheart Hardwood

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  • Scientific Name, Other Names: Peltogyne spp, Pau Roxo, Roxihno, Pau Violeta, Amaranth
  • Description: Purpleheart is an outstanding industrial application wood because it is naturally durable and very stable. Purpleheart has been used for many years in the trailer industry and the ship building industry. Typically available as rough lumber, Purpleheart can also be run to shiplap and S4S boards.
  • Janka Hardness: 1,860 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 21,300 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 2,420 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 1,057
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 6.1 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 3.2 %
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