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Wood Properties of Padauk

Padauk Amount of Figure
Intermediate

Padauk Amount of Natural Luster
Medium

Padauk Availability of Wood
Limited

Padauk Available As Lumber
Yes

Padauk Available as Veneer
Yes

Padauk Available only in small sizes
No

Padauk Bending Strength
High

Padauk Blunting of Tool Blades
Low

Padauk Botanical Name
Pterocarpus soyauxii

Padauk Carving
Good, easy to carve

Padauk Clear Finish or Varnish
Insufficient Data Available

Padauk Color of Wood
Red Brown

Padauk Contrast between growth rings
Insufficient Data Available

Padauk Crushing Strength
High

Padauk Decorative Figure
No

Padauk Density
High

Padauk Drilling
Good

Padauk Fill before Finishing
May require a filler depending on the intended result

Padauk Gluing
Good

Padauk Grain
Mostly Straight

Padauk Growth Ring Pattern Plainsawn
Insufficient Data Available

Padauk Growth Ring Pattern Quartersawn
Insufficient Data Available

Padauk Hand Tooling
Average

Padauk Hardness
Hard, difficult to dent

Padauk Hardwood or Softwood
Hardwood

Padauk Harmful Properties
May cause dermatological and respiratory problems

Padauk Interlocked Grain
No

Padauk Kiln-dried Shrinkage
Low

Padauk Machine Tools
Easy to Very Easy

Padauk Mortising
Good

Padauk Movement after drying
Low

Padauk Nail Holding
Fair - Nails hold or are fairly easily pulled out

Padauk Nailing
Fair - may require pre-drilled pilot hole especially near ends

Padauk Natural Durability
Very durable

Padauk Number of Knots
Insufficient Data Available

Padauk Painting
Insufficient Data Available

Padauk Planing
Average

Padauk Polishing
Good

Padauk Pounds per cubic foot maximum
45

Padauk Pounds per cubic foot minimum
45

Padauk Reacts with Iron Fasteners or Hardware
No

Padauk Sanding
Good

Padauk Sawing
Moderate cutting resistance

Padauk Screw Holding
Good - Fairly difficult to remove screws

Padauk Screwing
Fair - May require pre-drilled pilot holes especially near ends

Padauk Shaping
Good

Padauk Size of Knots
Insufficient Data Available

Padauk Size of Pores
Large Pores - Open grain

Padauk Specific Gravity
Very high

Padauk Specific Gravity maximum
.72

Padauk Specific Gravity minimum
.72

Padauk Staining
Good with water based stains

Padauk Steam Bending
Insufficient Data Available

Padauk Stiffness
High

Padauk Surface Preparation for Finishing
No

Padauk Texture of the Wood
Moderately Fine

Padauk Toughness
Moderate

Padauk Turning
Good

Padauk Weight
Heavy

Padauk Wood Defects
Few drying defects

Padauk Work Notes
Tungsten tipped or very sharp saw knives, slow feed rate

Padauk Use for Boxes, Crates or Pallets
no

Padauk Use for Carving
YES

Padauk Use for Cooperage
no

Padauk Use for Decorative Veneer
YES

Padauk Use for Flooring
YES

Padauk Use for Furniture
YES

Padauk Use for Handles
YES

Padauk Use for Heavy Construction
no

Padauk Use for Inlay
no

Padauk Use for Interior Finish
no

Padauk Use for Light Construction
no

Padauk Use for Marine Applications
no

Padauk Use for Marquetry
no

Padauk Use for Millwork
no

Padauk Use for Models and Patterns
no

Padauk Use for Musical Instruments
no

Padauk Use for Novelties
no

Padauk Use for Secondary Furniture Components
YES

Padauk Use for Shingles
no

Padauk Use for Sports Equipment
no

Padauk Use for Turnery
YES

Padauk Use for Woodenware
no





     
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