Padauk (African) Wood Flooring
Sample is 3/4-by-2-1/4-inch
square-edge solid strip.
Color: Heartwood is
vivid reddish orange when freshly cut, darkening to reddish- or purple-
brown or black over time. Sapwood is cream-colored. Very uniform in
34% harder than Northern red oak.
well, but requires a slow feed rate; carbine tooling recommended.
Machines easily, with some tearing of the interlocked grain.
(relative to plainsawn select red