Wenge » Millettia laurentii

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

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)

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 (1/2"x3"x6")

Wenge Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")

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Wenge 4/4 Lumber

Wenge 4/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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$24.99 /Bd. Ft.
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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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$21.00 /ea.
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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


$138.99 /ea.
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Wenge Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 4' x 8' Roll

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


$277.99 /ea.
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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"


$14.00 /ea.
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Wenge Cutting Board Strips

Wenge Cutting Board Strips


$21.00 /ea.
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