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

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

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

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.
Why Choose Wenge?

An 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.

What Size Is This?
Thickness 1/2"
Width 3"
Length 6"
Grade Samples are milled on all sides, cut square and sanded; wood is a product of nature with inconsistencies from piece to piece. Use species samples as a guide, not a perfect representation.
Approximated, actual size may vary +/- 1/8"

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About Wenge (Millettia laurentii)

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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 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.
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October 12th, 2020
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BKetner
WV
Wonderful wood. Will be ordering more!
5
January 30th, 2018
Verified Buyer
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nice sample of a wood I had not worked before
5
April 21st, 2012
MBW
n/a
All your samples are of excellent quality.
5
November 24th, 2010
Bob Gupton
Land O' Lakes FL USA
Very pleased.
5
November 24th, 2010
Ron Mabe
Ocala FL USA
I ordered the samples to evaluate for making knife handles.
5
August 30th, 2010
SC
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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