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Botanical Name

Pterocarpus soyauxii

Other Names

African Padauk, Padauk

Main Color Group

Reddish

Grain Pattern

Pronounced

Workability

Easy

Avg Dry Weight - LB/FT3

47

Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3

745

Janka Hardness - LBF

1970

Janka Hardness - N

8760

African Paduak is a very strong, stable hardwood. It is known for its typically robust reddish-brown coloration (which darkens with age), although colors can range from a bright orange to a slightly muted burgundy often with highlights, grain lines and/or secondary colors ranging from brick red to a more purplish muted hue. The wood can sometimes be found figured (ribbon; striped; etc.), and it is well known for its deep chatoyance and wonderful natural luster. Grains are typically straight, though sometimes interlocked.

The wood is considered very durable and also resistant to bug / insect / termite attack, which accordingly has seen it used in outdoor applications for centuries in its native Africa. Its working and finishing characteristics are decidedly favorable.

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Sustainability: Not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Common Uses: Veneer, flooring, furniture, trim, musical instruments, turned objects, handles, utility, and small specialty wood objects.

Comments: There continues to be a steady demand for Padauk in the US. Fortunately, to this point, its supply has continued to steadily grow, in response to this demand. Thus, Padauk remains a reasonably priced exotic import with aesthetics that can be, at times, quite stunning and vibrant. Its texture is similar to African Mahogany, being slightly open grained with large pores.

Premium-quality boards will have long, flowing straight grains, with a ribbon figure and dramatic chatoyance that might be confused for Bloodwood. Trees can grow over 100 feet in height, so long, wide, thick boards are not uncommon.

The wood has a very low shrinkage rate, and is renowned for dimensional stability.

ImagePriceGradeDimensionsSKUBuyDescriptionhf:att:pa_grade
Padauk
$184.9955 × 8.13 × 3 inPADAUK1079

Check.

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Padauk
$79.4273.13 × 5.25 × 2 inPADAUK1078

Defect on edge.

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Padauk
$77.3336.5 × 11.38 × 1.94 inPADAUK1077
Out of stock

Checks.

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Padauk
$85.9236.5 × 11.38 × 1.94 inPADAUK1076
Out of stock

Checks.

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Padauk
$68.8836 × 9.25 × 1.94 inPADAUK1075

Light surface checks.

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Padauk
$71.0437.13 × 9.25 × 1.94 inPADAUK1074

Small holes.

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Padauk
$81.5543.13 × 8.31 × 1.94 inPADAUK1073

Small surface check.

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Padauk
$56.8429.81 × 8.38 × 1.94 inPADAUK1072

Small check.

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Padauk
$51.0660.25 × 8.38 × 1 inPADAUK1071

Small defect near edge.

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Padauk
$50.7459.88 × 8.38 × 1 inPADAUK1070

Small check.

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Padauk
$45.3261.81 × 7.25 × 1 inPADAUK1069

Nice board.

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Padauk
$42.6258.13 × 7.25 × 1 inPADAUK1068

Small knot.

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Padauk
$30.3460 × 5 × 1 inPADAUK1067

Bark inclusion. Planer roller mark.

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Padauk
$27.5860 × 5 × 1 inPADAUK1066

Check. Planer roller marks.

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Padauk
$25.7960 × 4.25 × 1 inPADAUK1065

Clear.

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Padauk
$25.3759.88 × 4.19 × 1 inPADAUK1064

Clear.

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Padauk
$43.3858.13 × 7.38 × 0.88 inPADAUK1063
Out of stock

Small defects near edge.

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Padauk
$34.6447.25 × 7.25 × 0.88 inPADAUK1062
Out of stock

Small defects near edge.

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Padauk
$42.9975.5 × 5.63 × 1 inPADAUK1061

Light knots.

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Padauk
$23.0044.44 × 5.63 × 1 inPADAUK1060
Out of stock

Knots.

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Padauk
$24.7359.63 × 4 × 0.94 inPADAUK1059
Out of stock

Beautiful board.

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Padauk
$22.9860.44 × 4 × 0.94 inPADAUK1058
Out of stock

3” crack on end.

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Padauk
$25.3666.69 × 4 × 0.94 inPADAUK1057
Out of stock

Cool markings.

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Padauk
$20.3053.38 × 4 × 0.94 inPADAUK1056
Out of stock

Clear.

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Padauk
$80.6849.5 × 7.88 × 2 inPADAUK1055
Out of stock

Checks. Knots.

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Padauk
$67.5849.5 × 6 × 2 inPADAUK1054
Out of stock

Clear.

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Padauk
$61.4349.5 × 6 × 2 inPADAUK1053
Out of stock

Check.

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Padauk
$45.1549.5 × 5.88 × 1.5 inPADAUK1052

Large check.

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Padauk
$46.9649.38 × 6.13 × 1.5 inPADAUK1051
Out of stock

Large check.

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Padauk
$50.6849.5 × 6 × 1.5 inPADAUK1050
Out of stock

Unique Figure.

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Padauk
$53.7649.5 × 7 × 1.5 inPADAUK1049

Small knots.

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Padauk
$47.0749.5 × 6.13 × 1.5 inPADAUK1048

Small defect.

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Padauk
$109.7261 × 9.38 × 2.06 inPADAUK1047
Out of stock

Checks.

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Padauk
$63.2849.5 × 6 × 2.06 inPADAUK1046
Out of stock

Knot. Checks.

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Padauk
$41.4749.5 × 6 × 1.5 inPADAUK1045
Out of stock

Defect. Checks.

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Padauk
$47.5949.56 × 6.19 × 1.5 inPADAUK1044

Light checks.

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Padauk
$60.0549.56 × 7.81 × 1.5 inPADAUK1043
Out of stock

Small knots.

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Padauk
$46.0849.5 × 6 × 1.5 inPADAUK1042
Out of stock

Small knots.

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Padauk
$47.1349.56 × 6.13 × 1.5 inPADAUK1041
Out of stock

Knot.

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Padauk
$37.2435.25 × 6.19 × 1.5 inPADAUK1040
Out of stock

Clear.

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Padauk
$72.6249.5 × 7.88 × 2 inPADAUK1039
Out of stock

Planer skip.

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Padauk
$81.9149.5 × 8 × 2 inPADAUK1038
Out of stock

Planer skip.

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Padauk
$61.1249.25 × 6 × 2 inPADAUK1037
Out of stock

Checks. Planer skip.

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Padauk
$50.6849.5 × 6 × 1.5 inPADAUK1036
Out of stock

Clear two face.

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Padauk
$53.2149 × 7 × 1.5 inPADAUK1035
Out of stock

Light planer skip.

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Padauk
$41.4749.5 × 6 × 1.5 inPADAUK1034
Out of stock

Light surface checks.

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Padauk
$55.6749.5 × 7.25 × 1.5 inPADAUK1033
Out of stock

Small surface checks.

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Padauk
$55.6749.5 × 7.25 × 1.5 inPADAUK1032
Out of stock

5” Crack on end. Checks.

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Bowl Blanks - Padauk
$12.00$38.008 × 8 × 3 inBOWLPADAUK1001

Our Padauk bowl blanks come in two sizes and are excellent quality lumber.  The end-grain as been sealed.  The sizes are all rough-guides, but are basically accurate.  If you have very strict size criteria, please just drop us an email to confirm they will meet your expectations.

The photographs are representative of the stock you will receive.  You won’t typically received surfaced blanks, but we surface a few on the photographs to give you an idea of what the lumber looks like.

 

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20 BD.FT - Padauk
$252.00$347.001 × 1 × 1 inPROJPADAUK1001

20 BD.FT Padauk project pack

Lengths: 48″-92″ (last piece might be shorter to balance bd.ft total)
Widths: 4″ and wider
Thickness: Choose 4/4, 6/4 or 8/4 nominal

We S2S by default – surfaced thickness will be up to 1/4″ less than nominal thickness.
You can choose to get the lumber in the rough by selecting Machining = none and get an additional $20 off.

Note:
Lead time is 3 working days.
Ships free via UPS/USPS.

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100 BD.FT - Padauk
$940.00$1,040.001 × 1 × 1 inBULKPADAUK1001
Out of stock

100 BD.FT Padauk project pack

Lengths: 60″-120″ (last piece might be shorter to balance bd.ft total)
Widths: 4″ and wider
Choose 4/4 rough or 3/4 s2s

Note:
Lead time on rough lumber is 3 working days.
Lead time on S2S is 5 working days.
Ships free via LTL network.
We will make contact to confirm shipping details.

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Padauk
$88.7049.5 × 7.875 × 2 inPADAUK1031
Out of stock

Clear no defects.

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Padauk
$68.9949.5 × 6.125 × 2 inPADAUK1030
Out of stock

Nice grain pattern.

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Padauk
$67.4149.375 × 6 × 1.75 inPADAUK1029
Out of stock

Clear two face.

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Padauk
$66.1749.5 × 5.875 × 2 inPADAUK1028
Out of stock

Beautiful!

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Padauk
$51.8049.562 × 6.125 × 1.5 inPADAUK1027
Out of stock

Clear no defects.

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Padauk
$48.5749.5 × 5.75 × 1.5 inPADAUK1026
Out of stock

Bright vibrant color.

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Padauk
$49.2041.562 × 6.937 × 1.5 inPADAUK1025
Out of stock

Clear two face.

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Padauk
$50.0941.562 × 7.062 × 1.5 inPADAUK1024
Out of stock

Beautiful Color and grain pattern.

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Fingerboard - Padauk
$15.0021 × 3 × 0.3 inFINGERPADAUK1001
Out of stock

Padauk Fingerboard

21″ x 3.0″ x 0.30″ (minimum)

Manufactured with luthiers in mind, but excellent blanks for box-making and other smaller items

Photographs are representative of what you will receive

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Padauk
$75.0749.375 × 6.125 × 1.75 inPADAUK1023
Out of stock

Clear two face.

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Padauk
$93.3049.5 × 10.125 × 1.375 inPADAUK1022
Out of stock

Clear two face.

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Padauk
$30.8533.9 × 8.25 × 0.875 inPADAUK1021
Out of stock

Clear two face.

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Padauk
$62.0749.5 × 6.0625 × 1.875 inPADAUK1020
Out of stock

Slight feathering one edge.

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Padauk
$61.4349.5 × 6 × 1.875 inPADAUK1019
Out of stock

Crack one end.

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Padauk
$58.8749.5 × 5.75 × 1.875 inPADAUK1018
Out of stock

Clear two face.

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Padauk
$59.8049 × 5.9 × 1.875 inPADAUK1017
Out of stock

Clear two face.

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Padauk
$54.7349 × 6 × 1.875 inPADAUK1016
Out of stock

Slight open defect one face.

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Padauk
$60.8149 × 6 × 1.875 inPADAUK1015
Out of stock

Straight clear two face, two edges.

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Padauk
$45.6149 × 5 × 1.875 inPADAUK1014
Out of stock

Significant cracks one side one end.

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Padauk
$67.9149 × 8.375 × 1.875 inPADAUK1013
Out of stock

Surface checks two sides. Crack one end.

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Padauk
$54.3245.8 × 12.9 × 0.9 inPADAUK1012
Out of stock

Nice

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Padauk
$62.9258.5 × 13 × 0.9 inPADAUK1011
Out of stock

Feathering, divot one face

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Padauk
$45.1360.6 × 8.1 × 1 inPADAUK1010
Out of stock

Small check one face

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Padauk
$61.3246 × 14.5 × 0.9 inPADAUK1009
Out of stock

A few wormholes

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Padauk
$85.7858.5 × 14.5 × 0.9 inPADAUK1008
Out of stock

Wide!

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Padauk
$32.6243.8 × 8.1 × 1 inPADAUK1007
Out of stock

Small nick one edge

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Padauk
$37.0859.75 × 6.75 × 1.1 inPADAUK1006
Out of stock

Stunning

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Padauk
$27.9844.75 × 6.8 × 1.1 inPADAUK1005
Out of stock

Beautiful coloration

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Padauk
$32.7449.5 × 4.25 × 1.37 inPADAUK1004
Out of stock

Beautiful both sides

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Padauk
$52.7649.5 × 5.87 × 1.5 inPADAUK1003
Out of stock

Beautiful face small sap back side

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Padauk
$42.3749.5 × 5.5 × 1.37 inPADAUK1002
Out of stock

Beautiful both sides

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Padauk
$77.0349.5 × 5 × 2.37 inPADAUK1001
Out of stock

Beautiful face Knot back side

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