padaukGeneral:  Sometimes referred to by the name Vermillion.  The wood is imported from Central and tropical West Africa.

Description:  Lumber tends to be a rich  reddish orange when freshly cut. darkening substantially over time to a reddish/purplish brown to nearly black.  It is very rot resistant and is

Workability:  In general Padauk is easy to work; tearout may also occur during planing on quartersawn or interlocked grain. Padauk turns, glues, and finishes well.

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

SRH Stock:

Thicknesses:  Available in 4/4, 5/4 and 8/4″

Widths:  6″ to 9″

Lengths:  8′ to 10′

Surfacing:  Skip planed

Padauk Links:

The Wood Database