Amaranth Peltogyne spp.
Shown below with water-based finish (top),
Color: Heartwood is brown when freshly cut, turning deep purple to purplish brown over time. Sapwood is a lighter cream color.
Hardness (Janka): 1860; 44% harder than Northern Red Oak.
Sawing / Machining: Moderately difficult due to hardness; frequent sharpening of tools required; slow feed rate and carbide tooling recommended.
(Relative to plainsawn select Red Oak.)