Padauk – a wood with a very unique reddish orange coloration, is a popular hardwood among hobbyist woodworkers because of its unique color and low cost. It is moderately heavy, stiff and strong, with exceptional stability.
Workability: Overall Padauk is easy to work, turns, glues, and finishes well.
Durability: Padauk is rated as ‘Durable to very Durable’ with excellent resistance to decay, termites and other insects.
Botanical Name: Pterocarpus
Other Names: Padouk, African Padauk, Vermillion, Mukwa or Narra
Dry Density: 47 lbs/ft3 (745 kg/m3)
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .61, .75