African Padauk » Pterocarpus soyauxii

Why African Padauk?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
woodworking characteristics

Character

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
map of where this wood grows
Weight

3.75

lbs /Bd. Ft.
4.75% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

1970

Janka Rating (?)
52.71% harder than red oak (1290 lbf)
Density

0.61

Specific Gravity (?)
-4.69% less dense than red oak(.64)

Woodworking with African Padauk:

General Workability
Good 4/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 4/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 2/10
Red Oak

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