Bloodwood vs Paduak

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Forum topic by Wingstress posted 09-16-2009 03:23 AM 1907 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-16-2009 03:23 AM

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I love using paduak, but hate how it turns brown. Does anyone ever use bloodwood as a direct substitute? How does it hold the color orange, red? What types of projects are done with bloodwood? Any general comments suggestions are welcome…

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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#1 posted 09-16-2009 03:26 AM

I’ve used both. Bloodwood is much much harder and therefore a bit harder to work. It’s also more expensive. However, the boxes I have made with Bloodwood have stayed that deep red where the Padauk will darken to a chocolate brown over time. If the expense and workability aren’t issues, I’d go for the Bloodwood.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#2 posted 09-16-2009 03:36 AM

It looks like Charles handled this.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 09-16-2009 04:27 AM

Tom, I’ve used bloodwood on a number of projects and love it. It holds its color and easy to finish.

-- John @

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#4 posted 09-16-2009 06:59 AM

I made some bloodwood today. It started out as white oak but, just one little slip of a screw driver and

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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