Burma padauk sawn board
1045 x 300 x 24mm. High figure
Pterocarpus macrocarpus from Burma.
Photo is of typical piece.
Rich deep red, dense and with a fine texture and subtle figure that shows best on slab sawn faces. It is this and the Andaman specie that made padauk a valued and desirable timber. This stock is a rare survival. It was bought from a gentleman that came by it as old stock in the mid 1950ís. The actual age of it is impossible to say.