Wenge // Millettia laurentii

An a amazing unique wood that's nearly 100% black. Wenge is also marked with slightly lighter brown streaks which gives the wood an unusual, yet delightful, appearance. Wenge is hard and heavy, and makes a superb accent wood in highly decorative projects.
Wenge grows in Africa
map of where Wenge grows
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".
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)

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 (1/2"x3"x6")
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Wenge Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")
$12.00 ea.
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Wenge 4/4 Lumber
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Wenge 4/4 Lumber
$24.99 /Board Feet
Wenge 8/4 Lumber
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Wenge 8/4 Lumber
$25.99 /Board Feet
Wenge 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
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Wenge 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
$306.00 /Pack
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Wenge 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
Wenge 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
$568.00 /Pack
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Wenge Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"
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Wenge Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"
$21.00 ea.
Wenge Pen Blanks
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Wenge Pen Blanks
$3.00 ea.
Wenge Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 2' x 8' Roll
Wenge Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 2' x 8' Roll
$138.99 ea.
Wenge Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 4' x 8' Roll
Wenge Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 4' x 8' Roll
$277.99 ea.
Wenge Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"
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Wenge Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"
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Wenge Cutting Board Strips
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Wenge Cutting Board Strips
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