African Padauk (Botanical: Pterocarpus soyauxii)Information to help you do fine woodworking with African Padauk - all products are listed at bottom
African Padauk By The Numbers:
African Padauk Compared to Red Oak:
African Padauk Wood CharacteristicsWhen 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 RangeBright orange red when freshy cut or planed, often with dark stripes; ocidizes to dark chocolate brown or light brown.
Other NamesAfrican Padauk, Mbe, Mbil, Mututi, Ngula, Bosulu
Some Typical UsesMusical instruments, furniture, flooring, turning, accessories.
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
African Padauk Lumber Products for Sale with Prices
Padauk African Hardwood Sample
Padauk African 4/4 Lumber
Padauk African 8/4 Lumber
Padauk African 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
Padauk African 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
Padauk African Turning Squares: 1-1/2'' x 1-1/2'' x 18''
Padauk African Quartered Veneer 2 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
Padauk African Quartered Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
African Padauk Pen Blanks