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PALO ROJO / PADOUK

Ficha Técnica / Product Data Sheet

Scientific Name: Pterocarpus Soyauxii

Origin: Africa

Description of wood:

Sapwood: Whitish
Heartwood: Intense red that with the light darkens to dark brown. Frequently dark brown streaks.
Fiber: Straight, often slightly entwined.
Grain: Medium to heavy.
Characteristic defects: Bags of white ware.

Physical properties:

Apparent density at 12% moisture 740 kg/m3 heavy wood.
Dimensional stability:
– Coefficient of volumetric shrinkage 0,36% stable wood.
– Relationship between contractions 1,6% without tendency to fix.
– Hardness (Monnin) 6,9 hard.