FSC® 100% East African red padauk

East African red padauk (Pterocarpus hotltzii) is lighter in weight and colour than the more common deep red coloured African padauk found in West / Central Africa. The wood is very stable with limited movement in service and it shares many working characteristics with popular species such as:

Teak (Tectona grandis)
African mahogany (Khaya spp.)
Sapele (Entandrophragma cylindricum)


  • Construction  Construction
  • Decking  Decking
  • Doors and Windows  Doors and Windows
  • Exterior Furniture  Exterior Furniture
  • Interior Furniture  Interior Furniture
  • Flooring Parquet  Flooring Parquet
  • Guitars and other Stringed Instruments  Guitars and other Stringed Instruments
  • Household Products  Household Products
  • Knives  Knives
  • Turning  Turning
  • Woodwind  Woodwind

Other names: mninga bonde / mninga maji (Swahili), muninga

Uses: The species is relatively unknown outside of Africa but it is highly prized in Eastern Africa for windows and doors, construction, flooring, furniture, carvings and boat building.

In East Africa, the species is interchangeable with mninga jangwa / East African brown padauk.

Average dried weight: 500-700kg/m3 at 12% MC