Padauk African 4/4 Lumber Pack: 6 Boards, 5"+ Widths

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Padauk African 4/4 Lumber Pack: 6 Boards, 5"+ Widths

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About Lumber Sizes & Shipping Length Restrictions

African Padauk lumber packs come with an assortment of widths and lengths. Here's what you can expect.

5"+ Widths

The width above is the minimum width you should expect to receive in this pack. Our lumber is stocked in random widths, so you may receive board 1-3" wider than the width above. You can request a straight edge rip in the order form.

3', 4' or 6' Lengths

This is the range of lengths you can choose from for this pack.

13/16" Thickness

Also known as 4/4, S2S. .
Learn more in our blog: "What Does 4/4 Mean in Lumber?"

A lumber pack is the easiest way to buy some lumber and get building. We stand behind our lumber packs with 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Get your project off to a good start by choosing what length works best for you all with a minimum width of 5". You'll get 6 boards of hand-picked premium lumber that is surfaced on two sides (S2S), kiln dried, and ready to start your project.

About African Padauk (Pterocarpus soyauxii)

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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

map of where African Padauk tree grows
African Padauk is an exotic wood from Africa

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; oxidizes to dark chocolate brown or light brown.
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.
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.

Lumber 101: What to Know About Hardwood Lumber

lumber random widths Random Widths
You will cut and/or glue to create the sizes you need
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Surfaced Smooth S2S
We buy rough sawn lumber and have it surfaced 2 sides (S2S) so you're ready to work
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Kiln Dried
We stock kiln dried lumber and store it in a protected warehouse
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber 83%+ Clear
Unless stated otherwise, we stock Select & Better graded lumber that's at least 83% clear one side
  1. Pick a wood you like
  2. Decide how much you need
  3. Give us your specs (if you have any)

This is the unit of measurement for hardwood lumber when it's bought/sold in random widths and random lengths.

Board footage is a measurement of volume, and it's abbreviated Bd. Ft.

One board foot is equal to 144 cubic inches.

board foot formula

It's a fraction that refers to rough (RGH) sawn thickness of lumber, and it tells you approximately how many quarters of an inch make up the thickness.

Surfaced lumber is thinner because it started out as rough sawn but it's been planed smooth. Planing removes thickness.

Rough Sawn (RGH) Surfaced (S2S)
4/4 ~1" 13/16"
5/4 ~1-1/4" 1-1/16"
6/4 ~1-1/2" 1-5/16"
8/4 ~2" 1-13/16"
12/4 ~3" 2-13/16"

Unless otherwise specified, our lumber is "Surfaced 2 Sides" or S2S for short.

Check out our blog for the full explanation.

lumber thickness Lumber Compared
Various lumber thickness as compared to one another

If you can cut your own pieces to size, here's how we can help:

  1. Enter requirements into the order form where it says, "Minimum Size Request"
  2. Tell us what you want to acheive or make
  3. You will receive wood that can yeild what you need. (You will create the final size)
  4. We may need to contact you for clarification

You will cut and/or join your material to create the finished sizes you need. We'll pick out wood that will give you enough to do that. For this reason, the final amount of footage you receive in your order will be slightly different, and your final billed charge will be different.

If you want to only buy pieces of an exact size, that will be sold differently. Please contact us for a custom quote.

Sadly, wood cannot be 100% guaranteed to be clear on both sides all the time. Most of our lumber is graded "Select" and better, which means it's at minimum 83% clear on one side.
Hardwood grades explained

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27 Total Reviews
November 14, 2020
5 out of 5
Padauk
Review by  CJ from OH
Really enjoyed this purchase. The emails are hilarious! But am so pleased with the boards. Wonderful pieces. Looks like they were hand chosen by me.
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Recommended
November 12, 2020
5 out of 5
Beautiful stuff!
Review by  Marsh from Bay City, Michigan
I couldn’t be happier with my recent order. The hand picked Padauk truly was awesome!
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Recommended
October 30, 2020
5 out of 5
Padauk
Review by  Dano from Arkansas
Ordered a 10 board ft. pack and I’m very pleased with the selection of boards I received. I have used this company a few times now and they do a consistently good job.
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Recommended
July 19, 2020
5 out of 5
Love working with Padauk.
Review by  Anonymous 
The Padauk makes a great highlight in woodworking project.
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Recommended
Apr25l 23, 2020
5 out of 5
Nice Padauk
Review by  Steve from CA
Very nice wide defect free boards. Very little waste and well worth the price considering shipping is included.
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March 27, 2020
5 out of 5
Can't believe how fast my order arrived.
Review by  Sky soldier from Novato, California
Woodworker Source is always efficient and reliable to send only the very best products. I am pleased and will continue to do business with you.
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