5/4 African Padauk Lumber


SKU: HN-Pad0504 Advantage Lumber

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DESCRIPTION African Padauk heartwood is vivid blood red, toning down to a dark purple-brown with red streaks upon exposure. Grain is straight to interlocked. Texture is similar to African mahogany, being slightly open grained. Weight varies from about 40lbs to 50lbs per cu. ft.
Typical Width = 5" to 13"       Typical Length =  6' to 16'
BOTANICAL NAME Pterocarpus Soyauxii
OTHER NAMES Camwood, Barwood, Corail
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES Excellent strength characteristics, especially in bending and crushing strengths. Medium stiffness and resistance to shock loads.
WORKING PROPERTIES Only slight blunting effect on cutters despite its heavy weight. Machines very easily. Nails, screws, and glues very well. Polishes easily to a excellent finish.
DURABILITY Heartwood is very durable and moderately resistant to preservative treatment.
SEASONING Dries rapidly and well with minimum degradation. Exceptionally small movement.
USES Due to its high strength, durability and outstanding stability, this wood is ideal for high-class joinery, furniture and cabinetmaking. Also for fancy turning, carving, tool and knife handles, paddles and oars, and decorative veneers.
COMMENTS High abrasion resistance make it an excellent heavy-duty flooring timber. Suitable for use with under-floor heating systems due to its excellent dimensional stability. Renowned as a dye wood.