Paduak Edge Grain
COLOR / GRAIN VARIATION

Very High

HARDNESS

padauk hardness scale

COLOR

Typical : Red Brown, Purple Brown
New Color : Pumpkin orange
Aged Color : Dramatic change to deep maroon

SPECIES BACKGROUND

Padauk wood is obtained from several species of Pterocarpus. All padauks are of African or Asian origin.

WHERE IT GROWS

Grows in central and West Africa.

RELATIVE ABUNDANCE

NA

AVAILABILITY

Good

ORIGIN

Africa

DESCRIPTION

Straight to interlocked grain with a moderately coarse texture and large pores. Rich red to purple red heartwood and pale-beige sapwood.

DID YOU KNOW ?

Most Pterocarpus woods contain either water- or alcohol-soluble substances and can be used as dyes.