Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
CharacterWhen 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
3.75lbs /Bd. Ft.
1970Janka Rating (?)
0.61Specific Gravity (?)
Woodworking with African Padauk:
Ease of Finishing