Padauk African Dimensioned Hobby Boards 3/4" x 5.5" (Choose Your Length)

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Padauk African Dimensioned Hobby Boards 3/4" x 5.5" (Choose Your Length)

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Padauk African Dimensioned Hobby Boards 3/4" x 5.5" (Choose Your Length)

Gorgeous and naturally colorful wood will blow your mind. Padauk elicits the joys of woodworking with its solid and consistent color, and its ease of routing, cutting, sanding and finishing. But it's also so vibrantly colored that 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.
 
Easy Size!
Hobby boards make it easy to get started on your project. They're perfectly sized to nominal 1x6 boards (3/4"x5.5" to be exact) with clean, straight edges and smooth faces. They're lovingly milled from kiln dried, Select & Better lumber so you get gorgeous, clear, ready-to-use wood.

What Size Is This?
Thickness 3/4"
Width 5.5"
Length 24", 36", 72"
Grade Select & Better
Approximated, actual size may vary +/- 1/8"

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.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

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January 16, 2021
5 out of 5
Edge Grained Cutting Board
Review by  Bob from Pittsburgh
Needed to add some color to the maple and walnut cutoffs I had around for the cutting board. This padauk arrived in perfect condition, properly packed. It was a great addition to the board and the red grain is beautiful.
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December 12, 2020
5 out of 5
Excellent grain and color
Review by  Woody The Woodworker from Monterey, CA
This is one of the best Padauk I have purchased. I have received excellent service and communications from everyone I contacted. I have a couple of local hardwood lumber stores in my area, but I'd rather order from Woodworkers Source.
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