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Padauk by the Piece-1/4" Thickness

Item #
GRP18558_2
Rating:
88% of 100

Prized for its rich, crimson color and excellent durability, Padauk is an excellent hardwood for cabinetry and fine furniture. Reddish orange when freshly cut, it matures over time to a bright red with darker red and purple streaks. It is hard, heavy and extremely resistant to rot, and makes one of the most durable hardwood floors available. It is easily worked, takes an excellent finish and polishes beautifully. All boards are machined S4S to 1/8", 1/4", 1/2" and 3/4" thicknesses. Thin boards are well-suited for edging, veneering, marquetry, sides for decorative boxes, bending stock and bent laminations, while the thicker boards are ideal for furniture, paneling, cabinet doors, mouldings, drawer sides, fine jewelry boxes and whatever else your imagination can dream up!


Lumber Details:

  • Distribution: Central and tropical West Africa, extending from south-western Nigeria to Zaire.
  • Tree: Reaches heights of 100 to 130 feet (30 to 40 m), with trunk diameters of 24 to 48 inches (60 to 120 cm), but may reach 60 inches (150 cm). Trunks are often straight and cylindrical, and are clear of branches to about 70 feet (21 m).
  • Sapwood Color: White when freshly cut, turning to brownish yellow or gray over time.
  • Heartwood Color: Reddish orange, but changes to bright red, with dark streaks, or reddish/purplish-brown or black over time. Color variation between boards is slight.
  • Grain: Generally straight to slightly interlocked.
  • Texture: Fine to medium.
  • Luster: Has a soft, natural sheen.
  • Odor: Faintly aromatic when freshly cut.
  • Stability: Extremely dimensionally stable.
  • Durability: The heartwood is exceedingly durable. May last in excess of 25 years in contact with the soil without preservative treatment. Very resistant to termites.
  • Weathering Properties: Excellent.
  • Care should be taken to prevent splitting when nailing or screwing.
(1) Padauk by the Piece-1/4" Thickness
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Thickness 1/4"
Species Padauk
4.4 / 5.0
17 Reviews
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1/4 inch padauk
Excellent quality. I use them for cigar box guitars fingerboards, they look awesome!
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May 2, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
An excellent accent for any project
Excellent final appearance. The deep heartwood pieces finish in a striking red, the sapwood pieces provided and excellent variations of tone, similar to rich mahogany but with a more red hue. A simple coat of oil or polyurethane brings out the colors brilliantly.
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January 6, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great quality
Excellent color,quality,some of the best I have ever boughtbeautiful color
January 1, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Perfect
I use this a great deal in making jewelry boxes
December 21, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
adds natural color to spruce up small projects
I often used padauk from Rockler to spruce up my small projects by adding red as a natural color.
Dynamo Men using yellow-heart, padauk, and purple-heart woods from Rockler
Dynamo Men using yellow-heart, padauk, and purple-heart woods from Rockler
December 8, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Outstanding trim
1/4" is the perfect thickness for trim pieces. It's a gorgeous wood that finishes beautifully and contrasts nicely with maple or birch.
November 13, 2015
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Excellent
I enjoy working with the 1/4 &1/8" Padauk wood it easy to work with & finishes up very beautiful. Also I use other wood that is just as nice to work with like Redheart, Zebrawood, Ebony, Rosewood, & Walnut.
August 27, 2015
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
exotic hardwoods.
Padauk 1/4 cut was perfect for my project. The wood with tong oil finish is beautiful, more so than the advertisement show. Zebrawood continues to be my favorite though, it almost has a 3 dimensional look when finished. Bolivian Rosewood is also beautiful. Pieces were straight and shipping timely. Thanks.
May 19, 2015
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Padauk 1/4"
Beautiful Wood
January 27, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Fingerboard
Used for fingerboard on cigar box guitar.
February 10, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
I love Padauk for knife handles
Donn L on Aug 12, 2018
Project for customer.
Andres M on Jul 29, 2018
I love Padauk for knife handles
Donn L on Aug 12, 2018
I use this to make custom knife scales.
Matthew B on Jul 30, 2018
Project for customer.
Andres M on Jul 29, 2018
Perfect to add a pop of color to your project. Being able to order in 1/4" thickness cuts down on waste.
Robert B on Jul 17, 2018
ball lazy Susan project
William c on Jun 15, 2018
jewelry box
Hugh P on Jun 11, 2018
beautiful
TINA C on May 26, 2018
This wood is to be cut into small pieces for segmented wood turning.
Roy W on May 16, 2018
Curious
Con F on Apr 26, 2018
Thought the color was real different
Craig C on Apr 22, 2018
Small project
Gary A on Apr 14, 2018
Looks good for making decorative boxes
Mark P on Apr 2, 2018
Needed for a project and my band saw is not up to the task of reassign
John O on Mar 27, 2018
for inlay work
Loren S on Jan 22, 2018
need this color for a project
Howard N on Dec 18, 2017
Never had any before. Wanted to see how it works in a project
Bill H on Dec 14, 2017
Guitar fret board
John C on Nov 30, 2017
Looking for some contrast and accents to current project.
Chad M on Nov 4, 2017
I love Padauk, It is a hard wood to work with
Gary W on Nov 2, 2017
I am making some small boxes of red and yellow.
Thomas K on Sep 19, 2017
Beautiful wood and finishes down very well
S H on Sep 18, 2017
for the color
GEORGE M on Aug 9, 2017
Experimenting with different fret board materials for Cigar Box Guitar.
MIKE A. on Feb 17, 2017
lamination for a longbow riser
Tony D on Feb 17, 2017
I like the color and how it stains.
Chris W on Dec 25, 2016
to make scroll saw Christmas ornaments
John M on Nov 28, 2016
want some
Bob on Nov 27, 2016
The color is beautiful! I am making Christmas ornaments from this.
Zachary R on Nov 17, 2016
for miter splines
F R on Nov 13, 2016
Like the color and experimenting with various wood combinations to make display boxes, etc.
Ercil C on Nov 12, 2016
cigar box guitar fretboard and price and sale
the Electric Mule on Oct 22, 2016
For intarsia projects
Frank W on Oct 21, 2016
Looking for colors to make inlays for a table project
Janet B on Oct 4, 2016
Pretty wood for a jewelry box
Neil A on Sep 24, 2016
Wooden six pack holder
Gregory P on Sep 21, 2016
Building wood projects this is just plain beautiful wood.
Gary D on Aug 2, 2016
wood for thin inlay
Paul K on Aug 2, 2016
Guitar fret board
Ronald Lee M on Jul 18, 2016
to make a rabbet for a box bottom
Elisa K on Jun 20, 2016
I build guitars
Lawrence L on May 31, 2016
paduk is a nice fit to my box projects.
RALPH B on Mar 11, 2016
nice looking wood for contrast in inlays
Scott D on Mar 8, 2016
handle material for my custom knife making business
JOSEPH M on Mar 3, 2016
required for my project
STEVE on Feb 24, 2016
Great wood and thickness for trim work
Richard F on Jan 14, 2016
I like the natural red color for my woodworking projects.
D A on Dec 27, 2015
Wood Color
James G on Dec 26, 2015
I used this colorful wood to line the inside of a decorative box. The wood is easy to work with. Beautiful when finished. Sawdust can be difficult since it will color other woods red-orange.
TARLTON B on Dec 10, 2015
making knife handles
David L on Nov 30, 2015
Great looking wood, easy to work with, excellent results
louise b on Nov 28, 2015
I use this to make custom knife scales.
Matthew B on Jul 30, 2018
Perfect to add a pop of color to your project. Being able to order in 1/4" thickness cuts down on waste.
Robert B on Jul 17, 2018
Any issues with gluing up w other woods and/or turning blank on lathe?
STEVE A on Dec 28, 2015
can i purchase paduak 1 1/2" in lengths longer than 24"?
A shopper on Apr 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Not at Rockler, but I have purchased it in 12 to 16 foot lengths at Willard Brothers in Trenton, NJ. They had a lot of different thicknesses and widths, as well.
What tools do you use? I have never worked with craft wood. I am going to make a decorative jewelry box. It seems like if you use conventional tools, I.e., table saw, jigsaw, router to cut 1/8 or 1/4inch thick pieces you will damage them. Any suggestions are appreciated.
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Christian S on Feb 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I use my table saw with a 80 tooth blade, router, and scroll saw with no problems.
I am attempting to refinish a cutting board made of Padauk. My late brother made the board in woodshop, about 45 years ago. There are a lot of small holes and what looks like cuts in it, that are present on both sides. There were feet on the bottom, so no cutting was done on that side. I have sanded with elec sander, and by hand, for Hours, and these imperfections are not going away. The surface should be smooth to prevent bacteria from building up of coarse. Wondering why these holes/cuts are not sanding away?
john r on Apr 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Padauk is extremely hard and will have to be sanded with 80 grit sandpaper th get the holes out. A belt sander works best. Then sand with 120 grit paper. That should smooth it out. Another option would be to take the feet off and run it through a planer to smooth it out.
Is African padauk the same as padauk on your website. If it is different is it available in 5 inch wide 1/4 inch strips?
Tony H on Jul 16, 2016
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