African Padauk is 137% as hard as Red Oak (1725 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for Red Oak).
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African Padauk's hard and stable features is known primarily for its unique orange shading and seasoning over time.
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.