Looking for either Purpleheart or Bloodwood in the North East NC or South East VA area.

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02-09-2012 02:49 AM

Topic tags/keywords: purpleheart bloodwood

Hey guys as the title states, basically I’m new to going beyond Lowes or Home Depot in search of lumber. I know what I’m looking for, but my google searches have been less than fruitful. I’m looking for Purpleheart or Bloodwood in the range of 3/4-4/4, 9”+, 34”+. Bookmatched would be nice but not a necessity. Any website recommendations or even better a local place where I can hand pick would be great.


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#1 posted 02-09-2012 02:57 AM

Hearne Hardwoods, Inc. in Oxford, Pa. are very nice people to deal with and they have an unbelievable selection of woods.

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#2 posted 02-09-2012 02:59 AM

They are not cheap, but Cooks exotics usually has a very good inventory. If I need a small quantity of something special, I use them.

Let me offer a comment on these 2 woods. I have worked with both. Of all the colorful woods, I think Bloodwood is one of the best for retaining that color for the long term. Purpleheart is one of the worst. It will loose that bright purple color quickly and fade to a dull brown over time.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#3 posted 02-09-2012 06:39 AM

Try Vienna Hardwoods ( They’re not next door to you, but reasonably close, selection is good, and prices are fair. Otherwise, try, look up the wood you want and find suppliers all ove the country.


-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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#4 posted 02-09-2012 01:13 PM

Thank you for the quick responces guys, I’ll get shopping

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#5 posted 02-09-2012 02:12 PM

You may also want to try Cormark in our area of Western NC – located in Weaverville. Wide selection of unique woods.

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#6 posted 02-09-2012 04:18 PM

Wall Lumber in Mayodan ( somewhat north of Greenesboro) is a great supplier…one I’ve used several times. Even with shipping he was still cheaper than some of my local guys.

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#7 posted 02-09-2012 04:57 PM

Wall Lumber is great, but don’t forget The Hardwood Store in Gibsonville, NC just past Burlington. I just bought some bloodwood there over Christmas. Website is

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#8 posted 02-09-2012 06:36 PM

Great more sources, thank guys, I’ll be adding this thread to my favorites for future referrence. I did just find Yukon Lumber Co. up in Norfolk, called them up and it sounds promising.

Thx again

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#9 posted 02-09-2012 06:49 PM

Woodcraft in Norfolk, Va.

-- Jim in Va

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