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LATIN: PTEROCARPUS SOYAUXII ORIGIN: WEST AFRICA
Padauk is an exotic wood that is a bright orange or almost crimson wood when freshly cut, but oxidizes to a darker, rich purple-brown over time - although it stays redder than Indian Rosewood. Slightly harder and heavier than Indian Rosewood it is a good wood in all respects - stable, and easy to work with. It often grows in small groups and is reported to be common in dense equatorial rain forests.
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Moderately coarse, consistent
Straight, sligtly wavy, interlocking
Dust can cause skin and respiratory problems, eyelid swelling, itching, vomiting
Red, darkening to purple-brown
Exotic Wood Blanks: Below you will find stock sizes of Padauk exotic wood blanks. To view all of the available sizes of Padauk please click the "All" link below.
Exotic Wood "Project Packs": Each Padauk exotic wood project pack contains a specific amount of lumber. A variety of sizes are available and are highly popular among woodworkers. If you would like to see our current lumber prices, please click the "All" link below.
Hand-Pick Exotic Wood Boards: What you see is what you get! Browse our ever-changing selection of Padauk exotic wood boards and hand-pick the one that suits your needs!