Padauk is an exotic wood that is a bright orange or almost crimson wood when freshly cut, but oxidizes to a darker, rich purple-brown over time – although it stays redder than Indian Rosewood. Slightly harder and heavier than Indian Rosewood it is a good wood in all respects – stable, and easy to work with. It often grows in small groups and is reported to be common in dense equatorial rain forests.
Avg Dry Wgt : 45 lbs/ft3 (720 kg/m3) | Janka Hardness : 1970lbf (8763 N) | Specific Gravity : 0.72
Texture : Moderately coarse, consistent
Grain Pattern : Straight, slightly wavy, interlocking
Health Risk : Dust can cause skin and respiratory problems, eyelid swelling, itching, vomiting
Color : Red, darkening to purple-brown
Wood Type : Tropical Hardwood