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African Padauk

African Padauk

Janka Hardness 1725 (what's this? )
African Padauk is 137% as hard as Red OakĀ (1725 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for Red Oak).
  • Flooring Trade Name
    African Padauk
  • Botanical Name
    Pterocarpus, soyauxii
  • Lumber Trade Name(s)
    Padauk
  • Origin
    Africa
  • Description
    African Padauk's hard and stable features is known primarily for its unique orange shading and seasoning over time.
  • Stability
    African Padauk demonstrates an average level of stability, similar to Red Oak.
  • Safety/Allergic Reactions
    African Padauk has been associated with dermatitis and respiratory reactions when coming in contact with the dust. Care must be taken when exposing one's self to the saw dust.
  • Color Change (photo-sensitivity)
    African Padauk is photo-sensitive.
  • Color Range
    African Padauk ranges in color from medium shades of orange to more vivid oranges with dark striping. Over time, African Padauk seasons to deeper reddish or purple-brown shades.

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