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Paldao (Botanical: Dracontomelum dao)

Information to help you do fine woodworking with Paldao - all products are listed at bottom
Paldao, Dracontomelum dao
Characteristics
Light Heavy
Weight:
Soft Hard
Hardness:
Fine Coarse
Texture:
Easy Difficult
Working:
Easy Difficult
Finishing:
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map of where this wood grows

woodworking characteristicsPaldao Characteristics

Paldao works easily with hand tools or machinery, except for a slight blunting effect on cutting surfaces when the material has interlocked grain. As is typical with interlocking grain, you get a shimmering or a slight figure. The wood is very attractive with a clear finish.

color of PaldaoColor Range

Gray-brown to red-brown, usually with a faint greenish tinge and irregular, fine dark streaks.

other names for PaldaoOther Names

Dao, Lamio, Paldao, Pal Dao, Sengkulang, Ulandug

uses for PaldaoSome Typical Uses

Exterior construction, veneer, musical instruments, decorative woodwork, inlay, furniture

the Paldao treeWhat's the Tree Like?

A robust tree that grows to 120 feet tall with trunk diameters of 7-8 feet. Boles can be clear of branches for up to 85 feet.

where Paldao growsPaldao grows in

Southeast Asia; Philippines, Malaysia, Indochina

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