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Rough Cut – Random Widths – Random Lengths

African Padauk has a vividly colored heartwood, that when freshly cut appears deep red. After exposure, it turns to a deep purple-brown with red streaks. The distinct sapwood ranges in color from white to yellowish-brown. It has a lustrous surface and moderately coarse texture. The grain can be straight or interlocked.

Padauk is a strong wood with medium resistance to shock. It is relatively easy to work with hand and machine tools, with only a minimum blunting effect. It saws well, but some tearing of interlocked grain should be expected. Sawdust is an irritant and may cause respiratory problems. It glues easily and holds nails and screws well. It can be finished beautifully by either staining or polishing.

Padauk is used in high-end joinery, furniture and cabinet making. It is also used for fine turnery, including decorative tool and knife handles. It can be sliced and peeled for decorative veneers.

Region: Myanmar (formerly Burma) and Thailand

  • 4/4" Padauk Lumber
  • FAS
  • Random widths/lengths
  • Exotic
  • Region: Burma and Thailand
  • Padauk turns, glues, and finishes well.
  • Easily worked by machine or hand tools.
  • Used in veneer, flooring, turned objects, musical instruments, furniture, tool handles, and other small specialty wood objects.
  • Illustrated Grading Guide
  • Helpful Guide to Understanding Lumber Terms


STOP — This item requires more information. You need to provide us with the following information for your lumber order.

Note: Quantity ordered refers to Board Feet.
Rough lumber comes in random widths and lengths.


  • 4/4 = 1 inch
  • 5/4 = 1.25 inch
  • 6/4 = 1.5 inch
  • 8/4 = 2 inch

Please note – lengths over 10 feet are more expensive to ship.
The following board foot calculator can be used to help you calculate your order.

Board Foot Calculator
The easiest and most common way to calculate board feet is to use a board foot calculator.
Several different board foot calculators are available online or check your app store and download to your phone.

To calculate board feet of lumber, use the following formula:

    Board Feet = Width (inches) x Thickness (inches) x Length (FEET) divided by 12.
    Example – For a piece of lumber 2 inches thick, 6 inches wide and 10 feet long, you calculate board feet as follows:
    Board Feet = (6 x 2 x 10) divide by 12 = 10 board feet.

If your order requires specifics, call to verify we have exactly what you need.
Example: If you order 100 board feet and need one board 8'6" that is at least 8" wide and one board 10' at least 6" wide – be sure to state exactly what you need.

Use the comment section in your shopping cart to provide this information.

  • number of pieces needed.
  • specific widths, if required.
  • specific lengths, if required.