Origin Name: African
Hard Wood Lumber
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.
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.
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