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Botanical Name:

Pterocarpus soyauxii


Central and Tropical West Africa

Also known as: 

African Coralwood, Barwood, Bosulu, Comwood, Corail, Mbe, Mbil, Mtuti, Ngula, Vermillion, Yomo

Padauk has a rich reddish orange tone, which over time seasons nicely to a dark reddish or purple-brown color. African Padauk undergoes an extreme degree of color change with pronounced darkening from the vivid orange color when freshly milled to a dark red almost black color when fully aged/oxidized. Oil finishes hasten this process and allow the full color change to occur while water based finishes inhibit the full color range. 






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