Padauk: Exotic Wood

Padauk is a very dense exotic wood known for its bright red to orange color. Padauk is often times mixed with other species to create color contrast within a given project. Padauk is a common and relatively inexpensive exotic wood, making it a great choice for all woodworkers. 

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Characteristics

Origin of Wood Type Africa
Botanical Name Pterocarpus Soyauxii
Specific Gravity .74
Avg. Weight Per BF 4.5 lbs
Color Range Red to orange
Rarity / Availability Common
Typical Avg. Width 5 – 14 inches
Typical Avg. Length 8 – 12 feet
Avg. Waste Factor 20%
Wood Uses Furniture, Cabinetry, Cutting Boards, Boxes, and Guitar Parts
Lumber Grades FAS
Other Trade Names African Paduak, or Vermillion

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