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More than simply oak
Sawn Timber: 01455 209121 | Machined Timber: 01606 555500

Padauk

Padauk

TROPICAL HARDWOOD

Uses: Turnery This attractive wood has high strength properties, durability and outstanding stability and is deal for high-class joinery, furniture and cabinetmaking. Also for fancy turnery and carvings, tool and knife handles, spirit levels, paddles and oars, and agricultural implements. It has a high resistance to abrasion and makes and excellent heavy-duty flooring timber, also suitable for floors where under-floor heating has been installed because of dimensional stability. Selected logs are sliced to form very attractive decorative veneers. Renowned as a dye wood.

General Description: The heartwood is a vivid blood red, toning down to dark purple-brown with red streaks upon exposure. The grain is straight to interlocked with a moderately coarse texture. Weight varies from 640-800 kg/m3 (40-50 lb/ft3), average 720 kg/m3 (45 lb/ft3); specific gravity .72.

Further product details

The timber has excellent strength properties especially in bending and crushing strengths, with medium resistance to shock loads and stiffness.

Dries fairly rapidly and very well with a minimum of degrade. The movement is exceptionally small in service.

The heartwood is very durable and moderately resistant to preservative treatment.

Latin Name: Pterocarpus soyauxii
Distribution: Central and West Tropical Africa.
Also know as: Camwood, barwood (UK); corail (Belgium).

Availability by location

The product(s) listed on this page are available in all of our locations. If you’d like to double-check, we always welcome phones calls from prospective customers.

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*Species are normally available with either FSC/PEFC or other certification. Solid logs (where available) are cut and kiln dried as required.

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