Paldao » Dracontomelum dao
Paldao Wood CharacteristicsPaldao 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 RangeGray-brown to red-brown, usually with a faint greenish tinge and irregular, fine dark streaks.
Other NamesDao, Lamio, Paldao, Pal Dao, Sengkulang, Ulandug
Some Typical UsesExterior construction, veneer, musical instruments, decorative woodwork, inlay, furniture
What'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. The Paldao tree grows in Southeast Asia; Philippines, Malaysia, Indochina
3.83lbs /Bd. Ft.
6.98% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
1128Janka Rating (?)
-12.56% softer than red oak(1290 lbf)
0.74Specific Gravity (?)
15.62% more dense than red oak (.64)
Woodworking with Paldao: