Wenge » Millettia laurentii

Why Wenge?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
woodworking characteristics

Character

Texture is rather coarse; straight grain; hard and heavy. Works fairly well with machine tools but has a high blunting effect on cutting edges. Turns well. Difficult to glue if resinous.
color of Wenge

Color Range

Dark brown to black with fine black veining.
other names for Wenge

Other Names

Awoung, Dikela, Mibotu, Bokonge
uses for Wenge

Some Typical Uses

Furniture, cabinets, flooring, industrial, exterior.
the Wenge tree

What's the Tree Like?

Ranges from 60-90 feet in height; bole usually straight and unbuttressed; trunk diameters about 36". The Wenge tree grows in Africa
map of where this wood grows
Weight

4.75

lbs /Bd. Ft.
32.68% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

1630

Janka Rating
26.36% harder than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.91

Specific Gravity
42.19% more dense than red oak (.64)

Woodworking with Wenge:

General Workability
Average 6/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Coarse 8/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Average 5/10
Red Oak


Wenge Hardwood Sample

Wenge Hardwood Sample

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Wenge 4/4 Lumber

Wenge 4/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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Wenge 8/4 Lumber

Wenge 8/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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Wenge 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet

Wenge 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet of Lumber

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Wenge 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

Wenge 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet of Lumber


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Wenge Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18''

Wenge Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18''

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Wenge Pen Blanks

Wenge Pen Blanks


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Wenge Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 2' x 8' Roll

Wenge Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 2' x 8' Roll


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Wenge Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 4' x 8' Roll

Wenge Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 4' x 8' Roll


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Wenge 6/4 Lumber

Wenge 6/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths


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Wenge Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"

Wenge Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"


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Wenge Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 12''

Wenge Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 12''


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