African Padauk Lumber
African padauk heartwood color can vary, ranging from a pale pinkish orange to a deep brownish red. Most pieces tend to start reddish orange when freshly cut, darkening substantially over time to a reddish/purplish brown (some lighter pieces age to a grayish brown). Grain is usually straight, but can sometimes be interlocked. With a coarse, open texture and good natural luster.
Overall Padauk is easy to work; tearout may also occur during planing on quartersawn or interlocked grain. Padauk turns, glues, and finishes well.
Padauk is commonly used for veneer, flooring, turned objects, musical instruments, furniture, tool handles, and other small specialty wood objects.
Central and tropical west Africa
1,970 lbf (8,760 N)
Padauk is sold by the board foot. A board foot is a wood measurement for a piece of lumber 12" wide by 1' long by 1" thick for estimating purposes. Request a quote to get in touch to see if we have the right size lumber for your needs.