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Padauk Wood Veneer

This listing of veneer consists of both Padauk VeneerPadauk and Narra. Padauk is the red to reddish-orange veneer shown below. The warmer orange pictures below are Narra veneers from the Philippines.  Both are gorgeous species that look outstanding with a clear finish. I've seen Padauk used as accents within a project but the best look is a full Padauk project with accents in a dark, coarse grain exotic such are Wenge or Ziricote.

Looking for large sheets of this species? We also offer it in AA grade paper-backed veneer which can be applied with contact cement or any other veneer adhesive.

Common Name:
  Padauk, African Padouk, Narra, Maidou, African Corail
Scientific Name:
  Pterocarpus soyauxiiindicus
Family:
  Leguminosae
Color:
  Orange to deep reddish with occasional purple tones
Origin:
  Africa, southeastern Asia, southernmost China, Indonesia, Malaysia
Hardness:
  Primarily hard
Texture:
  Coarse texture with interlocked grain
Finishing:
  Readily accepts stains and finishes
Did You Know:
  Padauk is the long wood name of the tree that also grows the highly sought-after amboyna burl.


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