Padauk African Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")

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Padauk African Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")

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48 U.S., standard ground

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Padauk African Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")

Get your hands on a wood you've never tried before! It's simple. Samples are milled on all sides to the standard size of 1/2'' X 3'' X 6'', as determined by The International Wood Collectors Society, and include the shipping cost within the 48 U.S. Each one is labeled with the botanical and common names. Use these to test finishes and stains, to compare color and grain characteristics, etc.

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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Ratings Snapshot
4.8
out of 5
5 (3)
4 (1)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
4.8
out of 5
5 (3)
4 (1)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
4 Total Reviews
  • 1
May 18, 2013
5 out of 5
1st time buyer
Review by  TR from ,
Great quality. It's just what I ordered. Definitely will be purchasing more wood from this company.
Recommended
November 15, 2012
5 out of 5
Padauk
Review by  Collin B from Denton, TX US
Absolutely gorgeous wood, could not be happier about the color and quality.
Recommended
October 18, 2012
5 out of 5
West Point Class Ring Box
Review by  Jack Balstad from West Point, NY USA
I used this wood to make a ring box for my west point class ring. I was a little apprehensive about using sample wood, but it was actually very high quality wood with great character. I couldn't be happier with the result.
Recommended
February 1, 2011
4 out of 5
Good for furniture
Review by  DHW from Keller, TX USA
Nice grain, good muted shades of red throughout. While grain is more muted than say bubinga, it is still very handsome.
Recommended
4 Total Reviews
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