Padauk (Pterocarpus soyauxii)
Common Names: African Padauk, Vermillion
Distribution: Central and Tropical West Africa
Color/Appearance: Heartwood color can vary, ranging from a pale pinkish orange to a deep brownish red
Janka Hardness: 1,970 lbf
Density: 3.92 lb/b.f.
Allergies/Toxicity: Most common reactions simply include eye, skin and respiratory irritation
Common Uses: Veneer, flooring, turned objects, musical instruments, furniture, tool handles and other small specialty wood objects.