Padouk

Padouk"Pterocarpus soyauxii"

Has a very unique red-orange coloration. Eventually darkens to a deep red-brown. UV inhibiting finishes may prolong, but not prevent, the inevitable color shift.

From:
Central and West Africa

Use:
Flooring, musical instruments, furniture, tool handles, turned objects, specialty wood objects. 

Availability:
4/4" and 8/4"

Relative Working Properties:

Machining Resistance to
Splitting in Nailing
Resistance to
Splitting in Screwing
Gluing
Easy Good Good Good

Physical Properties:

Shipping Weight Janka Hardness
4.9-5.2 lbs per bft dry 1970 lbs @ 12% M.C.
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