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

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

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

Get your hands on a wood you've never tried before! It's simple. Samples are milled on all sides to the standard size of 1/2'' X 3'' X 6'', as determined by The International Wood Collectors Society, and include the shipping cost within the 48 U.S. Each one is labeled with the botanical and common names. Use these to test finishes and stains, to compare color and grain characteristics, etc.
Why Choose African Padauk?

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.

What Size Is This?
Thickness 1/2"
Width 3"
Length 6"
Grade Samples are milled on all sides, cut square and sanded; wood is a product of nature with inconsistencies from piece to piece. Use species samples as a guide, not a perfect representation.
Approximated, actual size may vary +/- 1/8"

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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.
5 Reviews
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4
July 1st, 2021
Verified Buyer
n/a
Espanola NM
The sample that I received was very orange, but it will work ok for our projects. We used padauk before but it was more red and worked beautifully as an accent. We use small pieces of wood to inlay crosses, boxes and frames. We are not a business, it's a hobby and we use mostly reclaimed wood. We donate most of our work to our local hospital gift shop, which is a nonprofit.
5
May 17th, 2013
TR
n/a
Great quality. It's just what I ordered. Definitely will be purchasing more wood from this company.
5
November 15th, 2012
Collin B
Hobbyist Woodworker
Denton TX US
Absolutely gorgeous wood, could not be happier about the color and quality.
Familiarity: I've used it in several projects
5
October 18th, 2012
Jack Balstad
West Point NY USA
I used this wood to make a ring box for my west point class ring. I was a little apprehensive about using sample wood, but it was actually very high quality wood with great character. I couldn't be happier with the result.
4
February 1st, 2011
DHW
Keller TX USA
Nice grain, good muted shades of red throughout. While grain is more muted than say bubinga, it is still very handsome.
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