Padauk box maker's piece 1080 x 180 x 3mm re-sawn from kiln dried planking with a sanded finish.
Pterocarpus soyauxii from West Africa
Photo is of a typical piece.
Rich orange red, moderating and darkening with age to a deep red brown, medium to coarse texture, very stable. A popular choice for woodturning and for detail in cabinet work.