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Wenge Wood

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DESCRIPTION The clearly defined heartwood is dark brown, with very close, fine, almost black veins. The closely spaced whitish bands of parenchyma give wenge wood a very attractive appearance. It is fairly straight grained with a coarse texture.
Weight is 55 lbs per cu. ft.

Africa (Congo, Cameroon, Gabon, & Tanzania)

BOTANICAL NAME Milletia Laurentii
OTHER NAMES Palisandre Du Congo, Dikela, Mibotu, Bokonge, Awong
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES This heavy, dense wood has a high bending strength and high resistance to shock loads, with medium crushing strength and low stiffness. It has a low steam bending classification.
WORKING PROPERTIES The material works fairly well with machine tools and with moderate blunting effect on cutters. The presence of resin cells in the wood sometimes interferes with gluing and polishing. Nailing is difficult and requires pre-boring. When filled, it can be brought to a satisfactory finish.
DURABILITY Durable and resistant to termites. It is extremely resistant to preservative treatment.
SEASONING The timber seasons slowly and requires care to minimize surface checking tendencies. There is small movement in service.
USES The high natural resistance to abrasion makes this timber very suitable for flooring strips or blocks. Also used for interior and exterior joinery and general construction work. It is an excellent turning wood. Sliced for decorative and paneling veneers.
COMMENTS Due to its weight, it is unsuitable for plywood manufacture.

Wenge Lumber -

janka hardness: 1630
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Wenge Lumber Pricing
 Species Size Small Quanities 200+ bd ft 500+ bd ft wholesale units
Wenge 4/4 $17.00 $15.64 Call Us1.877.232.3915
6/4 $17.00 $15.64 Call Us1.877.232.3915
8/4 $18.00 $16.55 Call Us1.877.232.3915
12/4 $18.00 $16.55 Call Us1.877.232.3915

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