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Old 02-13-2018, 09:30 PM   #31
RR 314
Ten Point
Join Date: Nov 2006

Originally Posted by SamHarper View Post
I've never seen it with a purple tint. Or, if I have, maybe I mistook it for being purple heart.
I found this on the ol' googler. Haven't even thought about padauk in thirty years, but the stuff I used was flat out purple. . .don't even remember the brown part. Don't be surprised if yours turns purple! Will look great either way.

Padauk Overview

Padauk is an exotic wood that is a bright orange or almost crimson wood when freshly cut, but oxidizes to a darker, rich purple-brown over time - although it stays redder than Indian Rosewood. Slightly harder and heavier than Indian Rosewood it is a good wood in all respects - stable, and easy to work with. It often grows in small groups and is reported to be common in dense equatorial rain forests.
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