Status: Vulnerable (Threatened) and widely available.
Other Common Names: Malay Padauk
Found in Southeast Asia, this member of the Fabaceae family (Pterocarpus) grows to 60-100 feet in height and 3-5 feet in diameter.
Sapwood is a creamy white while the heartwood is Golden Brown to Reddish Brown.
Dense with small pores, machines well and turns beautifully Specific Gravity: .54-.65. Avg. Dry Weight: 41 pounds per cubic foot.
Spicy smell when cut/turned. Takes a finish easily.Sanding dust can contaminate lighter woods if not careful.
Used to make Cabinetry and furniture.
Burl forms referred to as Amboyna are common. Used for interior of luxury Autos.