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The heartwood of African Padouk is an attractive bright orangey red, sometimes called coral red. When exposed to light this tint discolours quickly to dull red-brown and in the long term to black-brown. The 100-200 mm thick sapwood is off-white to cream coloured.

Properties of this timber species


  • Botanical name: Pterocarpus soyauxii / Pterocarpus osun
  • ATIBT name: Padouk d'Afrique


  • Exterior and interior panelling, frontages, doors, furniture, bar and counter surfaces, floors, frames, knobs and handles, veneer, turned goods and sculptures


  • Resistance to fungi: class 1 (very durable)
  • Resistance to insects: Termites class D (sapwood and heartwood very durable)


  • (620)-720-740-820-(900) kg/m3 at 12% moisture content
  • Fresh 900-1000 kg/m3

source: Houtvademecum © 2010 Centrum Hout Almere, 10e herziene druk

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