Padauk African Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"

Padauk African Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"
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Padauk African Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"

Get ready to work with the finest wood squares you've ever seen, they're ready to be turned into whatever you can imagine, such as furniture parts, table legs, small accessories, handles, artwork and other fine woodworking projects.
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 1-3/4"
Width 1-3/4"
Length 18"
Grade Kiln dried, clear
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.
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5
September 6th, 2019
Verified Buyer
Uncle Ralph
Enthusiast Woodworker
Marion IL
These will eventually become rounded 3/8 D x 1/2 H on custom picture frames. the Frame will be Quilted Maple 2"w with the Padauk insert running a bit off center of the frame. The frames will enclose a 9" x 12 " plywood "canvas" that I painted using the Poured Acrylic & Glue to the wood then moving the wood to get the paint moving by gravity all over the plywood. I'ts a new way to produce abstract art.
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice
5
May 13th, 2019
Verified Buyer
Jack
Phoenix AZ
Used for cutting boards due to unique color. Wood goes well with Maple and Walnut.
5
November 6th, 2015
Otto
Muskogee Ok
I ordered some of this for a turning project and it was very nice. Going to order more today
5
August 21st, 2009
Peter A.
LA area CA USA
Ordered up 6 of these and was very happy with the quality. Not a bad price at all.
3
May 3rd, 2009
M. Freeman
Fort Collins CO
I received some really nice pieces that were straight and free of defects. Turns pretty good. Padauk turns dark pretty quick, but I like that darker color.
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