cut Padauk Wood

map-pointOrigin Name: African


Common Sizes

g4439  g4702  g4717

Characteristics of Padauk Wood


Colour/Appearance:

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/Texture:

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.

Workability:

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.

Odor:

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

Sustainability:

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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