Latin Name: Pterocarpus soyauxii
Family: Fabaceae or Leguminosae - the Legume family
Other Common Name(s): African Coralwood, African Padauk, Barwood, Bois Rouge, Bosuls, Corail, Comwood, Mbe, Mbil, Muenge, Mututi, Vermilion, Yomo
Suitable for Exterior/Interior Use
Interior & Exterior
Cabinets, Furniture, Mouldings, Millwork
Padauk grows in Gabon, Congo, Cameroon, Nigeria and the Ivory Coast. The tree grows in small groups or clusters throughout the equatorial rainforest.
General Description: The sapwood is grayish-white when fresh cut and turns a yellowish color upon exposure. The heartwood a reddish orange when fresh cut, but turns a bright orange to blood red. The grain is reported to be straight to wavy and irregular and interlocked, with a fine to medium texture.
Price Range ($ least expensive, $$$$$ most expensive):
Weight (lbs/BF): 3.85
Specific Gravity: 0.61-0.72
Modulus of Rupture (psi): 15400
Modulus of Elasticity (1,000 psi): 1650
Side Hardness (lbs): 1970
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