Padouk d’Afrique

Regional distribution: Central Africa


whitish, clearly distinct, 10-20 cm


  • color: vivid red sometimes with dark veining, toning down on exposure
  • grain: straight to slightly/interlocked
  • texture: coarse
  • silver figure: none
  • white efflorescence covering the logs

End Uses:

  • Domestic flooring
  • Exterior joinery
  • Decorated interior joinery
  • Sliced veneers for decoration and cabinet works
  • High class furniture
  • Knife handles and brush backs
  • Turnery
  • Boat building (decking) and dockwork
  • Carving