Origin:Padauk is found on the Ivory Coast of Africa, Congo, Cameroon, and Nigeria.
Color:The sapwood is white when freshly cut, but will turn to a brownish yellow or grayish color. The heartwood is a vibrant red-orange when cut, but darkens with exposure to light to a reddish brown. The grain is usually straight, but can sometimes be interlocked.
Janka Hardness:1725 (hard)
Decay and Weather Resistance: Padauk is a very durable, hard wood that has excellent dent resistance. It is known to be both rot resistant and resistant to termites and other insects.
Workability:Padauk is overall easy to work with and planes to a smooth finish. It saws well, but a carbide blade and slow feed rate is recommended. It will glue well and takes an excellent finish.
Uses:Because of the durability, Padauk is ideal for flooring. It is also used for guitars, fine furniture, cabinets, and turnings.
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