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 and 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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