cut Padauk Wood

map-pointOrigin Name: African

Common Sizes

g4439  g4702  g4717

Characteristics of Padauk Wood


Heartwood colour can vary, ranging from a pale pinkish orange to a deep brownish red. Most pieces are reddish orange when freshly cut, darkening substantially over time to a reddish/purplish brown to nearly black.


Grain is usually straight, but can sometimes be interlocked.

Rot Resistance:

African Paduak has excellent decay resistance, and is rated as durable to very durable. It is also reported to be resistant to termites and other insects.


Overall African Padauk is easy to work; tear out may also occur during planning on quarter sawn or interlocked grain. Padauk turns, glues, and finishes well.


African Padauk has a faint, pleasing scent while being worked.


This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Common Uses:

Veneer, Flooring, Turned Objects, Musical Instruments, Furniture, Tool Handles, and Other Small Specialty Wood Objects.

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