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"

$12.00 ea.

1-4 $12.00 ea.
5+ $10.80 ea. (10% off)
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Padauk African Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"

These turning squares are cut from premium kiln dried lumber. They're ready to be turned into furniture spindles, table legs, small accessories (letter openers, utensils, etc), 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"

About African Padauk (Pterocarpus soyauxii)

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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4.5
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5 (3)
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4.5
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5 (3)
4 (0)
3 (1)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
4 Total Reviews
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May 13, 2019
5 out of 5
Padauk African Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"
Review by  Jack from Phoenix, AZ
Used for cutting boards due to unique color. Wood goes well with Maple and Walnut.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
November 7, 2015
5 out of 5
Very nice
Review by  Otto from Muskogee Ok
I ordered some of this for a turning project and it was very nice. Going to order more today
Recommended
August 21, 2009
5 out of 5
Quite pleased
Review by  Peter A. from LA area, CA USA
Ordered up 6 of these and was very happy with the quality. Not a bad price at all.
Recommended
May 3, 2009
3 out of 5
Great turning wood
Review by  M. Freeman from 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.
Recommended
4 Total Reviews
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