Padouk is morphologically similar to Mahogany, but it is less porous. Padouk is ideal for construction of necks, it is very stable. Sound is similar to maple and Mahogany but a little warmer due to the high oil content. Finishes well, easy to work with.

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BOTANIC NAME: Pterocarpus Tinctorius

COMMON NAMES: Padouk, Padouk, Camwood.


DESCRIPTION: Density 825 kg/m3. Heartwood colour can vary, ranging from a pale pinkish orange to a deep brownish red. Most pieces tend to start reddish orange when freshly cut, darkening substantially over time to a reddish/purplish brown. Grain is usually straight, but can sometimes be interlocked. With a coarse, open texture and good natural luster. 

RECOMMENDATIONS: Overall Padouk is easy to work; tear out may also occur during planning on quarter sawn or interlocked grain. Padouk turns, glues, and finishes well. It is advised to apply a porous cover before using the products to finish the instrument.

DRYING: Drying speed varies from quick to normal. There is not much risk of deformation during the drying process.

USES: Guitar backs and sides. Xylophones.

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