Sometimes referred to by the name Vermillion. The wood is imported from Central and tropical West Africa.
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
In general Padauk is easy to work; tearout may also occur during planing on quartersawn or interlocked grain. Padauk turns, glues, and finishes well.
Veneer, flooring, turned objects, musical instruments, furniture, tool handles, and other small specialty wood objects.
Thicknesses: Available in 4/4, 5/4 and 8/4"
Widths: 6" to 9"
Lengths: 8' to 10'
Surfacing: Skip planed
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