Imports-Exotics >> PADAUK, AFRICAN



Available Size(s): 4/4 and 8/4 (25mm and 50mm)

Common Name(s): PADAUK, AFRICAN

Scientific Name: Pterocarpus Soyauxii

Distribution: Central and tropical west Africa

Tree Size: 100-130 ft (30-40 m) tall, 2-4 ft (.6-1.2 m) trunk diameter

Janka Hardness: 1,630 lbf


Heartwood is vivid blood red, toning down to dark purple-brown with red streaksupon exposure. Grain is usually straight, but can sometimes be interlocked. With a coarse, open texture and good natural luster.Has excellent decay resistance, and is rated as durable to very durable. Padauk is also reported to be resistant to termites and other insects.

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