Wenge Hardwood Sample

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Wenge Hardwood Sample

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48 U.S., standard ground

Wenge Hardwood Sample

Get your hands on a wood you've never tried before! It's simple. Samples are milled on all sides to the standard size of 1/2'' X 3'' X 6'', as determined by The International Wood Collectors Society, and include the shipping cost within the 48 U.S. Each one is labeled with the botanical and common names. Use these to test finishes and stains, to compare color and grain characteristics, etc.

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About Wenge (Millettia laurentii)

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

map of where Wenge tree grows
Wenge is an exotic wood from Africa

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.

color of Wenge
Color Range
Dark brown to black with fine black veining.
the Wenge tree
What's The Tree Like?
Ranges from 60-90 feet in height; bole usually straight and unbuttressed; trunk diameters about 36".
other names for Wenge
Other Names
Awoung, Dikela, Mibotu, Bokonge
uses for Wenge
Some Typical Uses
Furniture, cabinets, flooring, industrial, exterior.
More Wenge!
You have a lot of ways to buy this wood!

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January 30, 2018
5 out of 5
wenge sample
Review by  Anonymous 
nice sample of a wood I had not worked before
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April 21, 2012
5 out of 5
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Review by  MBW from ,
All your samples are of excellent quality.
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November 24, 2010
5 out of 5
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Review by  Bob Gupton from Land O' Lakes, FL USA
Very pleased.
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November 24, 2010
5 out of 5
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Review by  Ron Mabe from Ocala, FL USA
I ordered the samples to evaluate for making knife handles.
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August 31, 2010
5 out of 5
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Review by  SC from Long Island, NY USA
Very happy with the samples sent! They are great to get a feel for the type of wood and how it takes to different finishes and also wonderful for when you only need a small piece of an exotic to use for a decorative accent on a larger item. I will be buying lots of different samples in the future!
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