African Padouk Veneer

Quartered African Padouk veneer Crown African Padouk veneer

African Padouk is also called Mbe, Mbil, Ngula and Bosulu. It is found in central and tropical West Africa, and is common in dense equatorial rain forests, often in small groups.

The 10-20cm wide whitish to brown yellow sapwood of African Padouk is distinct from the heartwood, which is vivid red when freshly cut darkening to a purple brown on exposure.

African Padouk veneer grain is straight to interlocked and texture coarse. The wood is lustrous, with a faint aromatic scent when freshly cut.

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