Padauk Wood

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African Padauk is also called Vermillion and is found in Central and tropical west Africa. It is a durable wood and is mainly used for Veneer, musical instruments, furniture, flooring, turned objects, etc.

Dimensions (Standard)

Length50mm to 3000mm
Thickness7mm to 67mm
Width0.1m to 3m


Kiln DriedYes
Moisture content10-15%
Average density745 kg/m3
Janka rating1,970 lbf (8,760 N)
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About Padauk

African Padauk or Vermillion (Scientific Name: Pterocarpus soyauxii) is sourced mainly from Central and tropical west Africa. The trees are about 100-130 ft (30-40 m) tall and have a 2-4 ft (.6-1.2 m) trunk diameter. The wood has an average dried weight of 47 lbs/ft3 (745 kg/m3) and a 1,970 lbf (8,760 N) Janka rating.


The colour of Padauk heartwood can range from light orange to dark brownish red. Most pieces often begin freshly cut reddish-orange and gradually deepen over time to a reddish-brown colour (some lighter pieces age to a greyish brown). Though normally straight, grain can occasionally be interlaced. with a good natural shine and a rough, open texture. The wood is categorised as very robust to durable with exceptional decay resistance. Additionally, termites and other pests cannot do harm to padauk. Padauk is simple to work with; nevertheless, planing on quartersawn boards may result in tear-out due to interlocked grain. Padauk works well to turn, glue, and finish. Often imported as turning and craft blanks, timber is available in a range of lengths and thicknesses.

Uses of Padauk Wood

For imported timber, the pricing ought to be reasonable. Veneer, furniture, flooring, turned objects, tool handles, and other small speciality things are some of the common uses for padauk wood.

As an FSC-certified company, White Knight Consulting is the best place to buy high-quality, genuine and sustainably-sourced Padauk timber and logs at the lowest price online. Contact us today to enquire about availability and price.

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