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== Sources Checked for Data in Record ==
  
* G.S.Brady, G.S.Brady, ''Materials Handbook'', McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971  Comment: p. 434
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* G.S.Brady, ''Materials Handbook'', McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971  Comment: p. 434
  
* Ralph Mayer, Ralph Mayer, ''A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques'', Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
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* Ralph Mayer, ''A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques'', Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  
* F. H. Titmuss, F. H. Titmuss, ''Commercial Timbers of the World'', The Technical Press Ltd., London, 1965
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* F. H. Titmuss, ''Commercial Timbers of the World'', The Technical Press Ltd., London, 1965
  
  
  
 
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Revision as of 14:30, 1 May 2016

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Description

A deep red wood obtained from tropical trees, Pterocarpus indicus and Pterocarpus dalbergioides, found in southeast Asia, Africa and the Andaman islands. Padauk may have a mottled surface with bright red or black streaks. It is a hard, strong wood that is naturally durable. Padauk is used for decorative cabinetwork, turnery, veneer, piano cases and parquet. A related species, Burma padauk from the Pterocarpus macrocarpus tree has a harder more yellowish wood.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Pterocarpus indicus; Pterocarpus dalbergioides; padauk; corail (Fr.); pau rosa de Timor (Port.); amboyna; padouk; vermilion wood; corail

Padauk (Pterocarpus dalbergioides)
Density 45-55 ppcf

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 434
  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • F. H. Titmuss, Commercial Timbers of the World, The Technical Press Ltd., London, 1965

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