Padauk (African) » Pterocarpus soyauxii

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

Character

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 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. The Padauk (African) tree grows in Africa
map of where this wood grows
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

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Padauk African Hardwood Sample

Padauk African Hardwood Sample

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Padauk African 4/4 Lumber

Padauk African 4/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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Padauk African 8/4 Lumber

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Padauk African 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet

Padauk African 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet

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Padauk African 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

Padauk African 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet of Lumber

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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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