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Exotic Purpleheart and Baltic Birch 12" x 12" Hardwood Cradled Substrate

Exotic Purpleheart and Baltic Birch 12" x 12" Hardwood Cradled Substrate

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You will not find this anywhere else! Incredibly unique one-of-a-kind 12" x 12" Purpleheart and Baltic Birch wooden cradled substrate will elevate you next fine art project or commission to an entirely level. This exotic wood boasts a natural red violet to eggplant color that is unlike any other wood on Plant Earth. This gorgeous cradle offers you a new and exciting way to showcase your next fine art project, resin project or whatever you can dream up!  

This individually numbered substrate (SAS50) arrives to you ready to go out of the box.  This cradle has been pre-sealed top, bottom and sides, next 4 coats of white hard-sandable gusso were applied to the sealed birch top and hand sanded between coats.  This step creates a nice hard flat surface to create on. Lastly, four coats of Marine grade varnish (which helps with UV protection) were applied to the hardwood sides. The only step you need to do is tape off the Purpleheart sides with high quality painter tape and you are ready to create.   

All of our substrates are built Heirloom quality and will last for generations to come. Unlike the warped, unlevel, low quality wooden cradles you find in craft stores and on-line, this cradle weighs 2 lb 13.2 oz and it measures 12" x 12" squareThe profile depth is 1 3/4" which include the 1/4" Baltic birch top. The cradle is braced on the back using four 3/4" thick Basswood corner braces*. Unlike other "wooden" substrates on the market, ours do not contain any MDF, fiber board, screws, nails or staples. We only use the highest quality, sustainably sources materials available.  

Give your next Masterpiece a Superior Start!

A little bit about exotic Purpleheart.  Its scientific name is Peltogyne. Purpleheart is native to Central and South America. When first cut, the wood's color is a shade of pale grey but as it starts to patina it turns a beautiful deep eggplant purple shade.  Working with purpleheart can present some unique challenges due to its high oil content.  It tends to gum up and can clog tools further complicate the process.  Often used as Inlays/accent pieces, flooring, furniture, boatbuilding, and a variety of specialty wood items.  It is highly desirable but widely available it is considered semi-expensive exotic hardwood.

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