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Purpleheart
Pinus spp

Availability:
Commodity item; available in all types, styles and sizes of flooring, including parquet, strip, plank and veneer, both unfinished and prefinished.

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Appearance

COLOR: Heartwood varies from light yellow/orange to reddish brown or yellowish brown sapwood is light tan to yellowish white.

GRAIN: Closed, with high figuring; patterns range from clear to knotty.

VARIATIONS WITHIN SPECIES AND GRADES: Longleaf pine (P. palustris), shortleaf.

Workability

SAWING/MACHINING: Above average in all machining operations except shaping.
SANDING: Sands satisfactorily, better than white oak.
NAILING: Good resistance to splitting; excellent holding ability.
FINISHING: Strong stain contrast because of large pores.

























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