Padauk (African) » Pterocarpus soyauxii

Why Padauk (African)?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood

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.
Padauk (African) grows in Africa

map of where Padauk (African) grows
color of Padauk (African)
Color Range
Bright orange red when freshy cut or planed, often with dark stripes; oxidizes to dark chocolate brown or light brown.
other names for Padauk (African)
Other Names
African Padauk, Mbe, Mbil, Mututi, Ngula, Bosulu
uses for Padauk (African)
Some Typical Uses
Musical instruments, furniture, flooring, turning, accessories.
the Padauk (African) 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.
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)

Woodworking with Padauk (African):

General Workability
Good 4/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 4/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 2/10
Red Oak


Padauk African Hardwood Sample

Padauk African Hardwood Sample

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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 Quartered Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 2' x 8' Roll
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Padauk African Quartered Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 4' x 8' Roll
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African Padauk Pen Blanks

African Padauk Pen Blanks

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Padauk African Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"

Padauk African Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"


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Padauk African Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 12''

Padauk African Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 12''

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