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Forum topic by OldWrangler posted 07-24-2014 10:15 AM 410 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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OldWrangler

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07-24-2014 10:15 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question padauk

Does anyone know of a source for really colorful Padauk boards? I am needing a piece about 20”x6”x3/4 or 4/4 or 2 of these if I can afford. I am hoping not to have to sell my first born or hock the wife’s jewels to buy this. I have tried Woodcraft, Cook Lumber and several hardwood dealers locally without any luck. Somebody must know as I see many of you use this as an accent piece . Please give me a lead.

-- If trees could scream, would we still cut them down. We might, if they did it all the time for no good reason


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#1 posted 07-24-2014 10:47 AM

Bellforest is a good source, but keep in mind padauk turns brown over time.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#2 posted 07-24-2014 02:17 PM

I recently bought several pieces of prefinished Padauk from Rockler. It looks really good and the quality of the milling is very good. I will still need to match up thickness and probably joint the edges, but that is because I am making drawers with them.

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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#3 posted 07-24-2014 08:48 PM

Rockler in Seattle had really pretty boards, this is what I created.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#4 posted 07-24-2014 09:26 PM

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#5 posted 07-24-2014 09:50 PM


Rockler in Seattle had really pretty boards, this is what I created.

- exelectrician

That firetruck looks really nice. I like the contrast with the Maple.
How old is it?

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 07-25-2014 12:24 AM

Brazilian Cherry (Jatoba) is a beautiful red color and doesn’t brown as badly as Paduk and is much cheaper. Just my take on the situation.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#7 posted 07-25-2014 01:05 AM

Thank you, guys. Rockler said they still had some nice Padauk and I’ve ordered some. I’ll try to look for some Jatoba when I get a chance. Might be what I need. Heading to Woodcraft tomorrow with a woodworking buddy. I’m sure I’ll spend too much and get things I won’t use for months. Usually my wife tries to keep me out of Woodcraft and Home Depot because I get carried away and spend too much. You see, I’m not allowed to have money or sharp objects anymore.

-- If trees could scream, would we still cut them down. We might, if they did it all the time for no good reason

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#8 posted 07-25-2014 01:23 AM

Here is another option for you to consider, also, located in Texas.

-- Art

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