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African Padauk (Botanical: Pterocarpus soyauxii)

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African Padauk By The Numbers:

3.75
lbs per board foot
Red Oak weighs 3.58 /BF
4.75% heavier than red oak
1970
Janka Hardness Rating (lbs-force) (?)
Red Oak is 1290
52.71% harder than red oak
0.61
Specific Gravity (?)
Red Oak is .64
-4.69% less dense than red oak

African Padauk Compared to Red Oak:

General
Workability
Nice
Difficult




Wood
Texture
Fine
Coarse




Ease of
Finishing
Easy
Difficult




Video Tutorial on African Padauk

woodworking characteristics

African Padauk Wood Characteristics

When freshly cut the wood is bright orange red, becomes reddish brown. Moderately hard and heavy. Medium texture, but with large pores. Saws and planes easily to a very smooth surface.
color of African Padauk

Color Range

Bright orange red when freshy cut or planed, often with dark stripes; ocidizes to dark chocolate brown or light brown.
other names for African Padauk

Other Names

African Padauk, Mbe, Mbil, Mututi, Ngula, Bosulu
uses for African Padauk

Some Typical Uses

Musical instruments, furniture, flooring, turning, accessories.
the African Padauk tree

What's the Tree Like?

A straight, well shaped tree. Reaches 100 feet with a buttressed trunk which may be 48'' at breast height. The African Padauk tree grows in Africa; Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Nigeria, Zaire
map of where this wood grows

African Padauk Lumber Products for Sale with Prices

$9.00 /ea.

Buy Padauk African Hardwood Sample

Padauk African Hardwood Sample
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Buy Padauk African 4/4 Lumber

Padauk African 4/4 Lumber
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Buy Padauk African 8/4 Lumber

Padauk African 8/4 Lumber
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$171.00 /Pack

Buy Padauk African 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet

Padauk African 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
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Buy Padauk African 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

Padauk African 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
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Buy Padauk African Turning Squares: 1-1/2'' x 1-1/2'' x 18''

Padauk African Turning Squares: 1-1/2'' x 1-1/2'' x 18''
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Buy Padauk African Quartered Veneer 2 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer

Padauk African Quartered Veneer 2 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
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  • One sheet has 16 square feet ...
  • Aprox. 1/42''. The paper backing allows ...
  • 24'' wide, typically 4 to 6 individual s ...
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Buy Padauk African Quartered Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer

Padauk African Quartered Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
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$1.50 /ea.

Buy African Padauk Pen Blanks

African Padauk Pen Blanks
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