African Padauk

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African Padauk

W37336
$124.99
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9 lbs. 42″ x 6-15/16″ x 13/16″
Padauk is a unique open grained hardwood from Africa that has a bright Vermillion color when first cut. Over time it slowly ages to a purple ... READ MORE
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African Padauk, Pterocarpus soyauxii, is a unique open grained hardwood from Africa that has a bright Vermillion color. This particular lumber was cut from an incredible tree with unbelievable colors and marbling.  It is truly a one-of-a-kind. There will never be another log like this again. Perfect for end tables, electric guitars, boxes, and more.

The lumber kiln dried, surfaced on two sides and is 95% free of defects except for a minor rough edge or small surface check. Padauk is easy to mill, glue, and work.  It is ideal for boxes, cabinets, instruments, and other fine articles.  For making pens we suggest buying a 4-5” wide board and then angle cutting it at about a 45 degree angle to capture the color changes  This is related to Amboyna burl (Pterocarpus indicus) from SE Asia and has similar colors when worked.
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