Veneer Species Guide

Columbia Forest Products is proud to offer an exciting variety of hardwood and decorative softwood species of faces to meet the demand for architectural individuality in interior design applications.


  • Latin name: Peltogyne paniculata, Peltogyne spp.
  • Common name(s): Purpleheart, Amarante, Violet Wood
  • Sources: Tropical Central and South America
CHARACTERISTICS Deep purple color. Grain is usually straight with some figure. Small deposits of white silica may be present.
COMMON CUTS Plain sliced, Quarter sliced
USES Decorative veneer and lumber for architectural millwork and occasional cabinetry.
AVAILABILITY Reasonable availability depending on level of specification.
PRICE $$$$