African Padauk - Pterocarpus soyauxii

Janka Hardness = 1720

Photosensitivity = Yes (Darkens and Changes Color to Dark Burgundy / Brown)

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Scientific Name = Pterocarpus soyauxii
Trade Name = African Padauk
Family Name = Leguminosae
Synonyms =
Pterocarpus delevoyi, Pterocarpus osun, Pterocarpus tinctorius
Common Names = Africaans padoek, African coral wood, African padauk, Afrik padouk, Afrikanisches korallenholz, Afrikanisches padoik, Akume, Arapka, Ba, Barrwood, Barwood, Bo, Bois corail, Bois de rose, Bois rouge, Bois ulu, Boko, Boku, Bosulu, Bou, Camwood, Corail, Ebeu, Epein, Epion, Escio, Ezigo, Gula, Kisese, Kisesi, Koula, M'bio, Mbe, Mbel, Mbeu, Mbie, Mbil, Mbili, Mohingue, Mongola, Muenge, Mukula, Mututi, N'gola, N'gula, N'kula, Ndimbo, Ngula, Nve, Osun, Ozigo, Padouk, Padouk d'Afrique, Palorojo, Red santal, Redwood, Santal rouge, Tacula, Takula, Tizeze, Uhie, Uhile, Ukpa, Vermillion, Wele, Yomo

Numerical Strength Properties and Data:
Bending Strength = 17,976 psi or 1,263 kg/cm2
Density = 47 Lbs/Ft3 or 753 kg/m3
Janka Hardness = 1720
Hardness = 2,219 lbs. or 1,006 kg
Impact Strength =
Maximum Crushing Strength = 8,794 psi or 618 kg/cm2
Shearing Strength = 1560 psi or 109 kg/cm2
Stiffness = 1,792,000 psi or 1,125,000 kg/cm2
Specific Gravity = 0.68
Work to Maximum Load =  inch-lbs/in3 or  cm-kg/cm3
Weight = 37 Lbs/Ft3 or 592 kg/m3
Radial Shrinkage = 3%
Tangential Shrinkage = 5%
Volumetric Shrinkage = 8%
T/R Ration = 1.6
Fiber Saturation Point = %

General Characteristics = The sapwood is white when freshly cut, but turns to brownish yellow or gray upon exposure.  The heartwood is vivid reddish-orange initially, but it changes to bright red, red or coral pink, with dark streaks, or reddish- or purplish-brown or black over time. The color is reported to darken upon drying, but it eventually fades with age. Color variation between boards is reported to be slight
Grain = The grain is generally straight to somewhat interlocked
Texture = Texture is described as fine to medium.
Movement in Service = The wood is reported to have exceptional dimensional stability and exhibits negligible movement after manufacture.
Photosensitivity = High