Padauk African 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet

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Padauk African 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet

$176.00 /Pack

1-2 $176.00
3+ $158.40 /Pack (10% off)
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$0.00 West of Mississippi River
$10.00 East of Mississippi River
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hardwood lumber sizes
African Padauk lumber pack comes with an assortment of widths and lengths.
Here's what you can expect:
13/16" Thickness

Also known as 4/4, S2S.
Surfaced 2 sides (S2S) to 13/16" actual thickness. May still require you to flatten, plane, shape or sand your project parts to fit your project.

Learn more in our blog: "What Does 4/4 Mean in Lumber?"

3" to 8" Widths

This is the range of widths that are usually available in this pack.

  • Price shown is for a random selection of widths within this range
  • Special hand-selection is avaialble at an additional fee, please contact to inquire
  • Edges are rough sawn
  • Straight edge ripping service is available for a small fee

24" to 46" Lengths

You get a variety of lengths with the ends trimmed.

The perfect assortment of boards for your small fine woodworking projects, or when you want to try just a little bit of this wood. Each Craft Pack gets you a total of 10 board feet of premium boards that are anywhere between 3'' and 8'' wide, and 24'' up to 48'' long. All boards come surfaced on 2 sides (S2S) to 13/16'' thick, you can choose to have the boards planed down to a different thickness. Did we forget to mention that Craft Packs also include all shipping costs within the 48 U.S.?

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.

lumber random widths Random Widths
You will cut and/or glue to create the sizes you need
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Surfaced Smooth S2S
We buy rough sawn lumber and have it surfaced 2 sides (S2S) so you're ready to work
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Kiln Dried
We stock kiln dried lumber and store it in a protected warehouse
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber 83%+ Clear
Unless stated otherwise, we stock Select & Better graded lumber that's at least 83% clear one side
lumber thickness Lumber Compared
Various lumber thickness as compared to one another
  1. Decide how much board footage you need
  2. Factor in enough to work with! You'll want to arrange grain patterns, sort color, fix mistakes, run test cuts, make finish samples, etc.
  3. Lumber comes in random widths and lengths. If you need special size considerations, please let us know by using the "Minimum Size Request" box in the order form or by confirming your needs by phone or email.
  4. Expect your final amount of footage to change slightly. Buying by the board foot is an exercise in estimation, therefore we don't know the precise amount of footage you'll receive (and be billed for) until we physically select the wood for your order.
  5. We want to get your order right! So we may need to contact you for clarification. Please use a good phone and email during checkout.

This is the unit of measurement for hardwood lumber when it's bought/sold in random widths and random lengths.

Board footage is a measurement of volume, and it's abbreviated Bd. Ft.

One board foot is equal to 144 cubic inches.

board foot formula

It's a fraction that refers to rough (RGH) sawn thickness of lumber, and it tells you approximately how many quarters of an inch make up the thickness.

Surfaced lumber is thinner because it started out as rough sawn but it's been planed smooth. Planing removes thickness.

Rough Sawn (RGH) Surfaced (S2S)
4/4 ~1" 13/16"
5/4 ~1-1/4" 1-1/16"
6/4 ~1-1/2" 1-5/16"
8/4 ~2" 1-13/16"
12/4 ~3" 2-13/16"

Unless otherwise specified, our lumber is "Surfaced 2 Sides" or S2S for short.

Check out our article if you want the full explanation.

If you can cut your own pieces to size, here's how we can help:

  1. Enter requirements into the order form where it says, "Minimum Size Request"
  2. Tell us what you want to acheive or make
  3. You will receive wood that can yeild what you need. (You will create the final size)
  4. We may need to contact you for clarification

You will cut and/or join your material to create the finished sizes you need. We'll pick out wood that will give you enough to do that. For this reason, the final amount of footage you receive in your order will be slightly different, and your final billed charge will be different.

If you want to only buy pieces of an exact size, that will be sold differently. Please contact us for a custom quote.

Sadly, wood cannot be 100% guaranteed to be clear on both sides all the time. Most of our lumber is graded "Select" and better, which means it's at minimum 83% clear on one side.
Hardwood grades explained

Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Ratings Snapshot
4.8
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5 (9)
4 (2)
3 (0)
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1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
4.8
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5 (9)
4 (2)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
11 Total Reviews
July 30, 2018
5 out of 5
Padauk 4/4 craft pack 10bf
Review by  Toby Rey from La Pine, Oregon
Impressed with the quality of the wood I received.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
December 21, 2017
5 out of 5
1st time purchase from Woodworkers Source!!
Review by  Anonymous 
I am very satisfy with my purchase, the Padauk 4/4 Craft Pack arrived nicely packaged and the lumber is in the best grade, everything the best I could expected.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
November 25, 2017
5 out of 5
Beautiful
Review by  Jim from Utah
Beautiful and almost flawless lumber. Very excited to start using this exotic lumber.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
June 29, 2017
5 out of 5
Top of the Line
Review by  Phil C from Brooklyn, New York
I've never worked with African Padauk, but so far the boards exceeded my expectation love the beautiful coloration and grain pattern. One board unfortunately suffered slight damage from shipping, which was disappointing. However, I still love the lumber and can't wait to start the right small project with the African Padauk!
Verified Buyer
Recommended
April 11, 2017
5 out of 5
Padauk African craft pack
Review by  Glen from Kirkland, Wa
I'm very satisfied with the wood received. All were straight and flat. I like that the pieces were not longer than 4 fee each. The red color and grain are beautiful.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
November 18, 2016
5 out of 5
Nice Work!
Review by  Ngolo from Victor, Idaho
Great wood, some was quarter sawn as I was seeking -which was a nice surprise.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
11 Total Reviews
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