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4/4 Rough Cut Purpleheart Lumber

Purpleheart wood for woodworking!

Purpleheart is a colour shifter to be sure. When freshly cut, it’s a greyish, purply brown colour but after some time it becomes the eggplant colour we all recognize. Further exposure to UV turns it dark brown with a hint of purple.

Not known for its easy workability, Purpleheart can dull tools moderately and can become gummy if cutters are dull or causing too much heat. 

Although these boards have been skipped dress to show colour and grain, they will still require some TLC and additional milling. If you would prefer to have the milling done for you - check out our S4S Purpleheart Lumber.

Looking to save? Check out our Purpleheart Rough Cut Lumber Packs.

What can you expect?

We will carefully handpick a high quality board for you. We pay close attention to the wood species characteristics so we can send you a board that well represents each wood type. 

  • 15/16" thick
  • 5" wide
  • 24", 36", or 48" long

In order to offer more protective packing for shipping - our lengths are often 1/4" less than sizes listed. Need a longer length? Please email us for a quote.

Rough Cut Lumber

Who are they for? These are ideal for those who enjoy working with machinery or hand tools to mill their own boards.

We use this term to describe boards that require additional milling. Rough Cut Lumber have been run through the planer to show the grain however they have not been dressed. You will need to mill both faces and edges. Rough Cut Lumber are available in specific lengths with varying widths.

For example: 4/4 x 6" x 24”

You will receive a board that is just shy of an inch thick, with a width in the range of 5-6”, and is 24” long.

 

S4S Lumber

Who are they for? These are ideal for those who aren’t equipped with the necessary tools to flatten and straighten boards.

The term “surfaced” or "dressed" refers to a piece of wood that has been milled. To achieve the necessary dimensions, we select a larger board to work from. Both faces and edges are then surfaced so you can be assured that the board is flat and straight. These boards are available in specific sizes.

For example: 3/4” x 5-1/4” x 24”

Rough Cut Lumber vs S4S Lumber

Width: 5"
Length: 24"
Original price $19.50 - Original price $33.95
Original price
$19.50
$19.50 - $33.95
Current price $19.50
Ordering Information

In-Store Pickup: Most orders are completed within 2 business days. We will contact you via email when your order is ready for pickup.

Shipping: Most orders are packaged and ready for shipping within 2 to 4 business days of ordering.

For more information on Shipping & Returns click here.

Customer Reviews

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eric underwood (Cortland, US)
purple heart

your lumber is great quality the purpleheart was awesome i wish you could start carrying bubinga and mesquite. i will continue to purchase. lumber from you is there a way i could send you a picture of what i made with the purpleheart another satisfied purchase i will return again i am still waiting to purchase the zoo exotic wood pack eric

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Dale Sheldon (Swift Current, CA)

Beautiful piece of wood

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Robert Cade (Jacksonville, US)
Nice lumber!

I bought a package of Purpleheart and one of Paduk. The price was reasonable, the shipping was on time, and the lumber was very nice. Will buy again.