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Padouk

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Padouk

  • Padouk is also known as Angsana (Sabah), Sena (Malaya), Amboyna (a name for highly figured veneers cut from burls).
  • The tree grows in the Philippines, Borneo, Burma, New Guinea, and the Malay Archipelago.
  • A Padouk tree may reach a height of 100 ft or more.
  • Padouk heartwood light yellow, golden brown, reddish brown, to a distinct red; sapwood whitish or pale straw, clearly defined.
  • Padouk has a fragrant odor which persists even when dry.

-- from Righteous Wood
(modified 2014/09/04)

Pecan

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Pecan

  • Pecan is the state tree of Texas and is native to the floodplains of the Mississippi, Ohio, Missouri, and Red River valleys, plus central Texas, and Northern Mexico
  • Pecan is the largest member of the hickory family growing up to 140’ tall. A pecan tree can live over 350 years.
  • Pecan wood has dark, reddish tan heartwood and white sapwood.

-- from Gulf Coast Wood Turners
(modified 2014/09/04)

Pine

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Pine

  • As the "everything" wood, pine has lots of applications for furniture, wood working, and construction.
  • Pine is lightly fragrant and soft.

(modified 2014/09/04)

Pink Ivory

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Pink Ivory

  • Pink ivory is also known as Berchemia zeyheri
  • Pink ivory grows in South Africa

-- from Righteous Wood
(modified 2017/12/16)

Purpleheart

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Purpleheart

  • Purpleheart, or Peltogyne spp. is a hardwood.
  • It is also known as amaranth, violetwood, coracy, pauroxo, pauferro, koroboreli, saka, nazareno, morado, and tananeo.
  • Purpleheart grows in tropical regions of Central America and South America.
  • Purpleheart is often used for inlay, marquetry, furniture, cabinets, flooring, turnery, carving, outdoor construction, chemical vats (very acid resistant), filter press plates, diving boards, and boat building.

-- from Woodbin
(modified 2014/09/04)


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