Growing to heights of
over 125 feet padauk trees can grow to a diameter of
4 feet or more. The heartwood from a padauk tree is
bright red but oxidizes after being cut to reveal
a purple-brown color. The sapwood is a whitish yellow
Padauk has a course texture with straight grains that
machine well. Padauk takes glue fairly well and has
an average ability to hold nails and screws.
Padauk is also known as
- African padauk
Pakauk is commonly used for
- tool handles
Padauk saw dust is known to cause respiratory irritation.
These colorful woods make dramatic accents, edgings and inlays.Please see our lumber calculator below before ordering lumber by the square foot...