Padauk (African) // Pterocarpus soyauxii

Padauk (African) lumber wood, Pterocarpus soyauxii lumber for woodworking
"This gorgeous and naturally colorful wood will blow your mind. Padauk elicits all the joys of woodworking between its color, and ease of routing, cutting, sanding and finishing. You'll want to use this one in your most decorative projects like keepsake boxes, musical instruments, fine furniture pieces. African padauk also makes an excellent wood for inlay if you just want to use a little bit. Contrasts well with pale woods like maple and ash, but also darker woods like wenge, walnut, and ebony."
 
color of Padauk (African)
Color Range
Bright orange red when freshy cut or planed, often with dark stripes; oxidizes to dark chocolate brown or light brown.
other names for Padauk (African)
Other Names
African Padauk, Mbe, Mbil, Mututi, Ngula, Bosulu
uses for Padauk (African)
Some Typical Uses
Musical instruments, furniture, flooring, turning, accessories.
the Padauk (African) 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.
Padauk (African) grows in Africa
map of where Padauk (African) 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 psi)
Density

0.61

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

General Workability
Good 4/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 4/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 2/10
Red Oak


Padauk African Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")
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