orginates from the forests that grow in the Congo Basin in Gabon



Padouk is available in the forests of Precious Woods, located in the Congo Basin of Gabon. The tree attains heights up to 35 m and diameters normally between 50 and 100 cm. The trunks are straight and cylindrical and have buttress root boards.



Freshly sawn Padouk has a beautiful, bright orange-red color, darkening quickly to dull red-brown and in the long term to black-brown after exposure. The 100 - 200 mm thick sapwood has off-white to cream color and is easy to distinguish. The wood structure is straight and sometimes interlocked. The texture is medium coarse to coarse.


Processing properties

The machining of Padouk can be done easily. Pre-drilling is necessary. The gluing properties are good, and as a result of the resin the finishing is somewhat difficult. It dries rather slowly, with small risks of cracking. The sawdust can cause allergic reactions.



The beautiful Padouk has excellent properties and is often used for facades (interior and exterior), door and window frames, doors and windows. Furthermore it is also used for decorative reasons in joinery, parquet, floors and stairs. 


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