Padouk

A very beautiful type of wood from East Africa. The heartwood is orange-like red but can discolour fairly quickly to pale reddish brown and eventually even blackish brown. Untreated, Padouk will eventually turn silver-gray.

  • Product Specifications

  • Origin Gabon
  • Scientific name Pterocarpus soyauxii
  • Rot resistance CLASS 1
  • Termite/insect resistance Class D - durable
  • Average weight (Kiln dried to 12%) 6700 - 8200 g/cm³
  • Growth area Tropical East Africa
  • Wood type Hardwood
  • Hair Straight, sometimes light cross hair
  • Machinability Easy to work with both hand tools and machines
  • Nails and screws Pre-drilling necessary
  • Applications Decking, sleepers, poles, flooring and bridges

Durability

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