African Padauk wood, blocks and scales (matched sets).
The African Padauk, probably wood which more names have: African coral wood, African padauk, Akume, Arapka, Ba, Barrwood, Boko, Boku, Bosulu, Bou, Camwood, Ebeu, Epion, Ezigo, gluttony, Kisese, Koula, Mbie, Mbil, Mbili, Mohingue, Mongolian, Muenge, Mukula, Mututi, N'gola, Ndimbo, Osun, Ozigo, Palorojo, Redwood, Takula, Uhie, Wele, Yomo, among others, as well as its variants produced by their slurred, as: Padouk, Paduk, Paduak,... It is a moderately heavy, strong and hard, wood with excellent stability. Very popular due to its unique colour.
(The pictures are purely indicative, in order to show as it is. Materials as wood vary your drawing or pattern, with each part. Sizes are approximate.)
Common name (s): African Padauk, Vermillion, Palorojo, African Coral wood, Padouk, Barwood
Scientific name: Pterocarpus soyauxii
Distribution: Central and West African tropical tree
Tree size: 30 to 45 m high, 0.6-1.3 m in diameter of trunk
Hardness (kg/m3): 1010
Colour / appearance: varies from a pale pink orange red to deep brown. The wood is considerably darker over time to a reddish, purplish brown to almost black.
Grains / texture: tends to be straight, but sometimes it can be quite intertwined. Thick texture and good natural finish.
Resistance: rated as very durable or durable front rot and attack by insects or termites.
Workability: easy to work, more woven Woods, presented a major difficulty. Good natural finish.
Odor: pleasant scent while it is working.
Allergies / toxicity: serious reactions are very rare, most common reactions include only the eyes, the skin and the way respiratorias. Like with other Woods, is recommended to use mask in general, especially in enclosed spaces.
Sustainability: is not included in the appendices of the CITES or on the red list of endangered species of the IUCN.
Common uses: musical instruments, furniture and tool handles, lathe, sculptures.