Padouk is one of the most colorful and technically advanced wood types of Africa. Its most in demand kind of it is Pterocarpus soyauxii.


Botanical name: Pterocarpus soyauxii
Overall character: Reddish violet wood with a decorative smooth lustrous surface and color striping.
Color and structure: The splint is light and can be narrow or wide, while the heartwood has a reddish violet-brown color with occasional dark striping. The color can fade to a brownish purple or yellow brown after being exposed to light.
Characteristics/features: Durability class 1 (very durable) pursuant to DIN EN 350, which allows for its outdoor use without any restrictions.
Areas of use: Because of the special coloring and great characteristics of the wood, Padouk can be applied extensively. It is often used as garden wood or decking.